- Paperback: 260 pages
- Publisher: Mcfarland (September 22, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0786465204
- ISBN-13: 978-0786465200
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.8 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,259,102 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League: A History, 1903-1957 Paperback – September 22, 2011
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About the Author
Richard Beverage is the founder and president of the Pacific Coast League Historical Society and a past president of the Society for American Baseball Research. He is currently secretary-treasurer of the Association of Professional Ballplayers of America, a charitable organization that assists former professional ballplayers who are in need.
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This is an interesting read, but the author could have done so much more. While I enjoyed the player profiles, the book sometimes gets bogged down in narrative statistics. While I did enjoy the season-long team information, I kept wanting to know more. E.g., what were the routine salaries of PCL players during those years, especially versus major league players? When a player "held out" was he looking for another $1,000/year, or more? How did the teams travel around the West Coast? What were the benefits of PCL ball: one-week stays, etc.?
When the games went to radio and TV, who were the many announcers for the club? I personally remember Bob Kelly for radio and Bill Brundage for TV for Angel games. (I don't remember their "color" analysts/sidekicks.) Kelly used to do "recreated broadcasts" of Angel road games (plus recreated Major League games each day). How 'bout more on the brawl between the Angels and Stars in 1953? There was excellent coverage by the LA Times of that fight in Gilmore Field, of which I made copies many years ago from the Times' archives.
Like I say, the author could have done so much more with the amount of material available from the LA newspapers.
Donald R. Wells