By Paul Dickson
Baseball has constantly had its proportion of colourful characters, and through the years they've got expressed themselves in eminently quotable methods. during this treasury of greater than 5,000 quotations, famous baseball author and observer Paul Dickson has captured the flavour of the sport, within the phrases of its most vital members and onlookers.
They are all here—from Aaron (Estella, Hank's mom) to Zoldack ("Sad Sack" Sam), and everybody in among. From the avid gamers, sportswriters, and politicians, to famous personalities in different fields (a very various group), everybody has his or her say on our nation's hobby. Dickson skillfully selects and annotates each one comment, offering the nice, the undesirable, and the grotesque of baseball lore. integrated are prolonged classes in Stengelese, Reggiespeak, Earl Weaverisms, and recognized announcers' domestic run calls (who can disregard Mel Allen's vintage "Going, going, gone!"?).
These and millions of alternative joyful, pithy, and remarkable voices from the previous throughout the brand new are all captured in Baseball's maximum Quotations.
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Limited resources forced black newspapers to rely on press releases, box scores, and other information submitted by the teams, which were inconsistent at best in making the information available, particularly when on the road or after losses. Those organizations more opportunistic in feeding the newspapers, like Foster’s Giants, not surprisingly enjoyed the most coverage. Following the 1917 season, for example, the managing editor of the Philadelphia Tribune, G. ”28 Like Leland, Foster, and Taylor, Hilldale owner Ed Bolden was among his community’s more active advocates.
Foster’s profile and the Giants’ success on the field landed the team on the front pages with regularity. Rube Foster had “the confidence and respect of the press and fans. . No man in baseball has more influence,” according to Cary B. 20 After Foster’s death in 1930, Young assumed the role of chief protector of his memory and legacy, comparing all future baseball luminaries to Foster, or, more accurately, to Foster’s legacy as Young remembered it. Foster turned also to the Freeman for support, and invariably he got it.
The Courier was founded in 1910 by a group of businessmen led by Robert L. Vann. After overtaking the Defender in readership by the late 1930s, the Courier remained at the top through the 1950s. In 1947, for example, the Courier was a $2 million business with a circulation estimated at 330,000. 89 The late 1930s and 1940s represented the heyday not only for the Courier, but for black newspapers in general. Circulation figures peaked, advertising revenues flowed as black businesses proliferated, and several important publications printed their first issues.