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Root for the Home Team: Minor League Baseball's Most Off-the-Wall Team Names and the Stories Behind Them Paperback – May 8, 2012

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"Root for the Home Team: Minor League Baseball's Most Off-the-Wall Team Names and the Stories Behind Them is a gem of a book that will make you love baseball more than you already do."
--Dirk Hayhurst Major League pitcher and New York Times bestselling author

About the Author

Tim Hagerty is a radio broadcaster with the Triple-A Tucson Padres in Tucson, Arizona. He has also broadcasted games for the Idaho Falls Chukars, Mobile BayBears and Portland Beavers. Hagerty grew up in Canton, Massachusetts, a short distance from Fenway Park in Boston. Hagerty’s sports broadcasting work has received regional and national Edward R. Murrow Awards. He has been honored by the Society of Professional Journalists, Vermont Associated Press, Idaho State Broadcasters Association and Alabama Associated Press. This is his first book. Hagerty will tour various locations during the 2012 Minor League season promoting this title. Other media coverage of this book includes NPR, local news in team hometowns, and a New York Times feature by Joe LaPointe upon publication.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Cider Mill Press; Original edition (May 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604332093
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604332094
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.4 x 6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,023,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I bought this book for my husband who is a baseball fact addict. He loved the book. He isn't a big reader, but he finished this one in a very short time and now quotes from it!!! You can't appreciate a book more than that.
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Good book with great info about some obscure minor league teams. It is a pretty small book -- only slightly larger than index card sized -- but I suppose that makes it easy to read in "the office" or to leave in your car's glove-box and read a few pages whenever you get stuck in traffic. Come to think of it...you could easily slip it in your pocket and then read in the bathroom at work while not looking obvious that you are planning to be on the throne for a little while (contrast to those obvious people who enter the stall with the Wall Street Journal tucked under their arm).
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By bucks on January 20, 2016
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Ordered for my son who is a collector of Minor League baseball T-shirts. He loved it! Gave him and me more ideas as to the T-shirts he can collect. He is also educating the boys he coaches about farm teams etc with these shirts because he is asked about the names and mascots.
Very Cool!
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By G. Keener on June 29, 2012
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I love minor league baseball, so I had to grab this book. It's lots of fun, perfect for flipping through while watching a game. You get a little bit more than a baseball card's worth of info for each team, with some great trivia. How can you not love a book that gives you the history of the Kalamazoo Celery Pickers?
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This is a humorous book about names and how things came to be. Absolutely worth the read if you are a true baseball fan who likes to know off the wall stuff about the sport. Tim Hagerty is a great baseball announcer and researched an awesome book.... I typed this Lefty
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Found too many errors ... like in the Greensboro Grasshoppers ... as well as missing teams. Book even arrived with wrinkled cover. Bought this when I heard it being discussed with the author on NPR. Wouldn't reccmd it at least this edition. Maybe if it was updated and corrected.
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This book was a lot of fun to read and the author did a great job researching the little known facts for each team!
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