Sports in Cleveland

Sports in Cleveland : An Illustrated History

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Some of the great names in American sports history come from Cleveland teams, Tris Speaker, Bob Feller, Jesse Owens, Bill Veeck, Lou Boudreau, Larry Doby, Jim Brown, Otto Graham, Hank Greenberg, Bob Lemon, Paul Brown - the list is almost endless. John J. Grabowski traces the growth of sports throughout the history of the city, including baseball, basketball, hockey, football, and individual participatory sports, such as horse racing, tennis, golf, boxing, track and field, and bowling. There are over 150 photographs of all of the main sporting activities and personalities. This is a fascinating book about one aspect of a great city's history and should appeal to fans of all the sports covered, as well as to people interested in the history of Cleveland.
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  • Hardback | 168 pages
  • 216.2 x 276.9 x 12.4mm | 457.84g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 158 b&w photos
  • 0253207479
  • 9780253207470

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EditorOs Preface Preface Introduction 1. Sport in the Preindustrial City, 1796-1865 2. Teams, Time, and Money: Nascent Modern Sports in Cleveland, 1860-1920 3. EverybodyOs Games Are Good Business in Cleveland, 1920-1945 4. Social Mirror, Economic Engine, and Civic Asset: Postwar Sports in Cleveland, 1946-1990 Index
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