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Author Fountain, Charles.

Title Under the March sun [electronic resource] : the story of spring training / Charles Fountain.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 322 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-281) and index.
Contents Prologue: Under the March Sun; 1. Myths, Madcaps, and Misbehavior: Spring Training in the Nineteenth Century; 2. St. Petersburg's Mr. Baseball; 3. Spring Training Takes Root; 4. A Sportswriter Helps to End Separate but Hardly Equal; 5. Mr. O'Malley's Dodgertown; 6. The Bottom Line Crowds Out the Box Score; 7. Red Sox Nation Flies South; 8. "Let the Tourists Put in Their Two Cents"; 9. Changing the Dynamic: Lee County and the Twins; 10. Fields of Broken Dreams; 11. Breathing Braves Air; 12. The Chief Big Ho and Car Rentals: The Cactus League Comes of Age.
Summary There is nothing in all of American sport quite like baseball's spring training. This annual six-week ritual, whose origins date back nearly a century and a half, fires the hearts and imaginations of fans who flock by the hundreds of thousands to places like Dodgertown to glimpse superstars and living legends in a relaxed moment and watch the drama of journeyman veterans and starry-eyed kids in search of that last spot on the bench. In Under the March Sun, Charles Fountain recounts for the first time the full and fascinating history of spring training and its growth from a shoestring-budget ro.
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Subject Spring training (Baseball)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Fountain, Charles. Under the March sun. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009 9780195372038 0195372034 (DLC) 2008052713 (OCoLC)255902025
ISBN 9780199707317 (electronic bk.)
0199707316 (electronic bk.)
9780195372038 (alk. paper)
0195372034 (alk. paper)