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The Amazing Tale of Mr. Herbert and His Fabulous Alpine Cowboys Baseball Club: An Illustrated History of the Best Little Semipro Baseball Team in ... and Shirley Caldwell Texas Heritage Series) Hardcover – September 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Series: Clifton and Shirley Caldwell Texas Heritage Series (Book 15)
  • Hardcover: 248 pages
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press; First edition (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0292723342
  • ISBN-13: 978-0292723344
  • Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 9.7 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,231,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

A sixth-generation Texan born in Alpine, DJ STOUT is a partner in the international design firm Pentagram. From 1987 to 1999, he was the award-winning art director of Texas Monthly. During his tenure at the magazine, American Photo selected Stout as one of the “100 most important people in photography” because of the impressive body of original photographic works that he commissioned and art directed. In 2004 I.D. (International Design) magazine profiled Stout as one of its “Fifty American Designers.”

NICHOLAS DAWIDOFF is an internationally acclaimed baseball expert and the author of four books. One of them, The Fly Swatter, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist, and his first book, The Catcher Was a Spy: The Mysterious Life of Moe Berg, was a national bestseller and appeared on many best book lists. Dawidoff is also the editor of the Library of America’s Baseball: A Literary Anthology.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ty on November 13, 2012
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DJ Stout did an outstanding job of compiling the hundreds of pictures and writing a narrative that describes one of the most fascinating baseball teams in America. At a time when most small towns had a baseball team, Alpine, Texas took semipro baseball to a new level. Lead by Mr. Herbert L. Kokernot, Jr., a wealthy west Texas rancher who loved baseball and enjoyed helping young college kids, no expense was spared with facilities and the promotion of baseball in Texas and around the country. The book is first class in every respect and even those who are not Texans will find the story interesting and will see some familiar faces that became major league stars, including one Hall of Famer. DJ Stout combined his many talents of writing, editing and publishing into a real masterpiece.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By V. A. Barber on January 19, 2012
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I'm not a baseball fan, but am a fan of west Texas and of the Kokernots. I was struck by the quality and quantity of the photographs here. They hold up very well reproduced on the oversize pages of this book. Even if you bore of baseball, you can find yourself drawn to the background details--classic cars in the parking lot, pretty girls in the stands, lettering on a distant mountain side. There is only one thing missing, to me at least. Mr. Herbert was said to hire his baseball players to work on his ranch. A few photos of Alpine Cowboys working as O6 cowboys, riding fence or branding, would have been toppers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James Crabtree on January 18, 2011
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This book is a beauty. Its a full coffee-table sized book full of beautiful photos and a lot of text, as well. It even includes the great story Sports Illustrated ran on Kokernot Field in 1989. All baseball fans will love this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Darryl W. Mueller on October 22, 2010
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This book brings back a lot of good memories of growing up in Alpine. Pictures are very good quality and the story line and history is excellent. A must buy for Alpine Cowboy baseball fans.
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This "coffee table" history of Alpine Texas' semi-pro baseball team from the '40s through early-'60s contains a wealth of period photographs as well as short narratives related to each year of the club's history. Stout discusses Koknernot Field, the team's native stone park, which is still used by the local university's and high school's varsity teams as well as the Big Bend Cowboys, the area's current minor league squad. As a former resident of this area, I particularly enjoyed Stout's treatment of this segment of the region's history. Any historian of the game with interests in local teams should find pleasure in its pages as well.
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