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Baseball in Newark (NJ) (Images of Baseball) Paperback – September 21, 2003
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Cvornyek raided the archives of, among others, the Newark Public Library and the New Jersey Historical Society, for a remarkable series of pictures illustrating the players of Newark's teams throughout the years. The two most famous of these teams are the Newark Bears and the Eagles, the former a triple-A farm team of the New York Yankees, the latter a world-class member of the Negro League. Although the text is minimal, the photographs are accompanied by extensive captions. Baseball fans of all persuasions will recognize many of the great players who passed through Newark on their way to the major leagues. Among the most beloved of these is Yogi Berra, who played with the Bears in 1946. More recent "graduatesEof the Newark Bears include Jose Canseco and Rickey Henderson.
Of special note are the group and individual photos of the 1937 Bears, considered by some the greatest minor-league team in history, and the 1946 Negro World Series Champion Eagles.
Despite some sloppy editing (spelling Rickey Henderson's name wrong, for heaven's sake!), the book is a treasure for Newark baseball fans, and, in fact, for all lovers of baseball.Read more ›