Batter-Up! Celebrating a Century of Minnesota Baseball
By Ross Bernstein
Forewords by: Harmon Killebrew & Paul Molitor
Pages: 160 (Hardcover Coffee Table Book)
About The Book
Minnesota´s incredible baseball history comes to life in "Batter-Up!" With a Foreword by Harmon Killebrew and an Afterword by Paul Molitor, the book is both entertaining as well as insightful. Featured in it are literally thousands of this past century´s greatest professional, minor league, amateur, collegiate and high school teams, along with hundreds of biographies and stories of their star players. From the Twins to the Gophers, and from the Duluth Dukes to the Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks - its all here. Learn about what it was like to play town team baseball in the old Southern Minny League of the 1950s; or how much fun it must have been to spend a holiday double-header at both Nicollet and Lexington Parks watching the St. Paul Saints and Minneapolis Millers do battle. Not only is there a complete history of the state high school tournament, there are even chapters on Minnesota´s MIAC, NSIC and NCC college and university teams as well. In addition, there are also features on the evolution of the women´s game, town-ball, the minor leagues, Negro Leagues, American Legion & VFW, Little League and more than 400 pictures to boot. Batter-Up! has captured the pure essence of just what the sport of baseball means to so many of us and pays homage to the countless men and women who have made the game what it is today. From Kent Hrbek to Dave Winfield and from Kirby Puckett to Paul Molitor, "Batter-Up!" truly celebrates one of our states greatest treasures - the sport, lifestyle and state-of-mind of baseball.