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  1939: Baseball - Archive Article - MSN Encarta
To baseball's devotees, countrywide, the year 1939 meant mainly a greater realization of this universality together with a clearer consciousness of the sport's native origin and historic background.
For the dedication of the Baseball Museum and Hall of Fame at high noon, thousands massed in the street and saw on the platform the eleven living members of the Hall of Fame galaxy of twenty-five.
Baseball's All-Time Immortals, elected to their permanent niches because of their preeminent places in baseball history and each name a by-word in the heart of every baseball fan from 9 years old to 90.
encarta.msn.com /sidebar_461501061/1939_Baseball.html   (1125 words)

 Amazon.com: 1939: Baseball's Tipping Point: Books: Talmage Boston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
One fact that makes 1939 easy to tag as a significant year in the history of the game is an obvious one - the opening of baseball's Hall of Fame at Cooperstown in what was supposedly the game's centennial year.
In any event, the game was truly coming of age in 1939 as he posits, but it was obviously not there yet, as the chapter on the experience of fl ballplayers in the Negro League shows.
Baseball players were my heroes when I was a kid, but Boston's book is better than most games I've been to lately.
www.amazon.com /1939-Baseballs-Tipping-Talmage-Boston/dp/193172153X   (1813 words)

 Timeline 1939
1939 Mar 12, Pope Pius XII was formally crowned in ceremonies at the Vatican.
In early 1939, the Daughters of the American Revolution denied the internationally famed contralto the opportunity to sing at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., because of her race.
1939 Sep 4, The Polish ghetto of Mir was exterminated.
timelines.ws /20thcent/1939.HTML   (9582 words)

 Baseball History
The use of baseball gloves gained general acceptance and new standards for the design of balls and bats were adopted.
In 1939 the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was opened in Cooperstown, New York, to display baseball memorabilia and honor the game’s greatest players.
Baseball suffered during World War II (1939-1945), as hundreds of major league players were called to military service.
www.pitt.edu /~deinj37/page1.html   (2963 words)

 Muckdogs Team History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There had been talk of a professional baseball team for Batavia as early as 1936, but lack of a proper playing field including fences and lights which were the criteria, did not exist in the city.
In 1939 during the Great Depression, grant money to create jobs mainly through construction projects from the Works Progress Administration created two full size baseball fields, one in Kibbe Park and one in the State Street Park.
In 1956 the league mane was changed to the present New York-Pennsylvania Professional Baseball League, it was formed originally as a Class D League and reclassified as a short season Class A League; its classification today.
www.muckdogs.com /frame_pages/team_history.htm   (1158 words)

 Japanese Baseball League - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Japanese Baseball League was a professional baseball league in Japan.
It was established in 1937 and ran until 1949.
Four of the franchises formerly in this league currently play in the Central League, and four others are in the Pacific League.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Japanese_Baseball_League   (194 words)

 Western Equipment and Supply Baseball 1939 Westerns Baseball arecade game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
So when they decided to make a baseball game, it too had an optional payout attachment.
Western's Baseball of 1938 was a pioneer in one important aspect: they resurrected a feature used in an earlier pinball game called "Stop and Sock", which was the under-the-playfield pitching unit.
This became the standard on most coin op baseball game made through the 1970s.
marvin3m.com /baseball/westbb.htm   (120 words)

 baseball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This myth was generated in 1907 by the Commission of Baseball when Albert Spalding hired his friend, Abraham Mills, to form a commission to investigate the origins of the game.
This enabled Baseball to establish itself as a strange American religion in which people could return to the birth place of the game to celebrate and remember it.
Although this myth was pure falicy, the intent of the myth did enable baseball to distinguish itself as purely American and contributed to the sport becoming America's National Pastime.
home.sandiego.edu /~mmuth/myth.html   (350 words)

 Baseball Almanac - Year In Review : 1939 National League
As a result, a double header between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies was swapped from the "City of Brotherly Love" to "The Big Apple".
Unfortunately, the novel concept of playing baseball indoors during the winter months failed miserably at the ticket gates and the league was disbanded within a month.
On September 21, 1939, the National League made a decision to move games from one team's home park to another team's home park.
www.baseball-almanac.com /yearly/yr1939n.shtml   (754 words)

 Baseball Ancient History & Cartoon Fun by Brownielocks.
In 1905 he formed a committee to try to prove that baseball was invented in America, having no influence or connection to any other country or culture.
So, in 1939, the Baseball Hall of Fame was established in Cooperstown, NY, the hometown of both Abner Doubleday and Abner Graves, who although they played baseball, did not really invent it.
The baseball today has a small cork in the center, surrounded by tightly wrapped layers of rubber and yarn.
www.brownielocks.com /baseball.html   (1784 words)

 Baseball Team Awards Handed Out :: Six Tigers recognized for their contributions to the team   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is presented annually by the 1975 Varsity Baseball Squad in honor of the longtime Princeton coach.
It is awarded annually to that member of the Princeton varsity baseball team who demonstrates the greatest proficiency in baseball by achieving the highest score in hitting, fielding and outstanding plays.
Presented by the 1939 varsity baseball squad in honor of the beloved Bill Clarke, Head Coach of Princeton Baseball, whose long and successful coaching career fell into three periods: 1897-1901, 1909-1927, and 1936-1944.
goprincetontigers.collegesports.com /sports/m-basebl/spec-rel/052405aaa.html   (360 words)

 Brock, Lou --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
professional baseball player, considered one of the greatest offensive players in baseball history and generally regarded as the fiercest competitor in the game.
professional baseball player who in 1991 set a record for the most stolen bases in major league baseball and in 2001 set a record for the most career runs scored.
African American professional baseball player Rickey Henderson had many noteworthy years in his long major league career, but perhaps the most historic was the 2001 season.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9318093   (550 words)

 Batavia Baseball History 1939 to present   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It all began in 1939, in the PONY (Pennsylvania-Ontario-New York) League.
The Clippers, as they were then called, finished their inaugural season with a mediocre 48-54 record finishing fourth in the six team league.
When baseball returned to Batavia in 1957, the league and the team both had new names.
www.muckdogs.com /frame_pages/history2.htm   (599 words)

 Baseball   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ty Cobb is a legend not just because he was a good baseball player.
Click through this excellent collection of baseball cards to see the first baseball stars in American history.
Check out baseball wonders in their prime like Ty Cobb, King Kelly and Walter Johnson.
www.bonus.com /bonus/nav/list/v2k1_yellow_baseball.html   (650 words)

 Baseball on Postage Stamps
When FDR's Postmaster General James A. Farley proposed a stamp honoring baseball, to coincide with the opening of the Hall of Fame in 1939, a nationwide poll of collectors voted overwhelmingly against it.
The baseball stamp craze embraces stamps printed on copper, silver and gold foil, akin to the metallic pressings seen in premium baseball cards of recent years.
Old as it is, the baseball issue can still be obtained from reputable dealers for well under a dollar, a nice present for the new collector.
www.ac.wwu.edu /~stephan/webstuff/bbstamps/as.html   (1329 words)

Baseball, in all its rich and glorious past, has never had a year more significant than 1939, when events and people came together to reshape the game like never before—or since.
In 1939, Talmage Boston explores and explains why baseball's centennial year truly was a kaleidoscope of extraordinary events and heroes.
Expert commentary, eyewitness reports, and candid facts uncovered in years of research by Boston illustrate how the role models of 1939 have stood the test of time as authentic heroes.
www.tamu.edu /upress/BOOKS/2005/boston.htm   (445 words)

 1939 Westerns Equipment and Supply Baseball arcade game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
So when they decided to make a baseball game, it too had an optional payout attachment.
Western's Baseball of 1938 was a pioneer in one important aspect: they resurrected a feature used in an earlier pinball game called "Stop and Sock", which was the under-the-playfield pitching unit.
This became the standard on most coin op baseball game made through the 1970s.
www.marvin3m.com /baseball/westbb.htm   (106 words)

 Kids Domain - Baseball Fun
Baseball is as old as Ancient Egypt, but is frequently associated with modern America.
For the good of American morale, the President encouraged baseball in a time of global war.
1939 The Baseball Hall of Fame opens and honors several of the great athletes of the game.
www.kidsdomain.com /sports/baseball/timeline.html   (485 words)

 Timeline Baseball
1908 Feb 17, Walter Lanier “Red” Barber, baseball announcer for the Cincinnati Reds, the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Yankees, was born.
He is credited with turning baseball from a game of speed and skill to one of power.
1995 Aug 13, Baseball Hall of Famer Mickey Mantle died at a Dallas hospital of rapidly spreading liver cancer at the age of 63.
timelines.ws /subjects/Baseball.HTML   (9126 words)

 Major League Baseball : News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As it turned out, being around them was more than he could handle, because this was the greatest team in baseball and they had neither the time, patience or desire to be mentors.
In 1939 and 1940, the average time it took us to play a ball game was an hour and 45 minutes.
Werber was married in September of 1926, before first being exposed to Murderers Row and baseball at its greatest.
www.mlb.com /NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/mlb_news.jsp?ymd=20030919&content_id=534088&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp   (1679 words)

 Lou Gehrig | BaseballLibrary.com
In 1939 he was obviously enfeebled, and on May 2 he took himself out of the lineup.
It may be the most famous ceremony in baseball history, with Gehrig's assertion that "today, I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth" an unforgettable statement.
The previous record for an auctioned baseball was $93,500 for the ball that went through Bill Buckner's legs in the 1986 World Series.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/G/Gehrig_Lou.stm   (9670 words)

 Baseball Library
Fred Lieb used to be the most prolific book-writing baseball author of all time, but Honig has overtaken him and is lengthening his lead with every copyright.
The two works mentioned most often were The MacMillan Baseball Encyclopedia and Lawrence Ritter's The Glory of Their Times.
An account of the author's involvement with his son, Carter, in the amateur ""Connie Mack"" league baseball of Bangor, Michigan, celebrates the redemptive power of sports and chronicles the turning point in a father-son relationship.
www.kypris.com /Baseball/bb-essential.html   (2611 words)

 Little League Baseball
The exhibit is organized by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.
A baseball glove worn by Gary Carter during his Little League days is on loan to the exhibition from the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum in Williamsport, Pa., home of Little League Baseball.
It examines the relationship between baseball and American culture, and marks the first time that the Hall of Fame has permitted its priceless treasures to leave their legendary home in Cooperstown, N.Y. The national tour of Baseball As America is sponsored by Ernst and Young LLP.
www.littleleague.org /media/archive/baseballasamerica.htm   (650 words)

 Spalding Base Ball Guides
The collection reproduces 35 of the guides, which were published by the Spalding Athletic Company in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
It featured editorials from baseball writers on the state of the game, statistics, photographs, and analysis of the previous season for all the Major League teams and for many of the so-called minor leagues across the nation.
The Official Indoor Baseball Guide concerns a game unfamiliar to most contemporary baseball fans because its demise occurred almost beyond living memory.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/spaldinghtml/spaldinghome.html   (303 words)

 National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum: Home
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum: Home
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
2007 © National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
baseballhalloffame.org /about/centennial_program.htm   (134 words)

 1939 -- The Baseball Hall of Fame was officially dedicated at Cooperstown, N.Y.  1954 -- Milwaukee's Jim Wilson pitched the year's only no-hitter, blanking the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0.
 1993 Ñ Baseball owners voted 26-2 in favor of expanding the playoffs for the first time in 25 years, doubling the teams that qualify to eight starting in 1994.
The 41-year-old right-hander became the 19th pitcher in baseball history to win 300 games.
www.canoe.ca /Baseball/history.html   (2066 words)

 Sports : Autographs : Baseball :
This 1957 Topps #252 baseball card of Carl Erskine, Brooklyn Dodgers, is in VG+ condition - the corners are sharp and there are three minor creases on the lower left side - there are NO folds, bends or stains.
This is for a Jackie Robinson 50th Anniversary baseball.
This is a rubber coin purse that looks like a baseball on the side that opens and has the 1958 Milwaukee Braves Home Schedule on the back of it.
search.rubylane.com /collectibles/,db=_rlcollectibles,id=73.1.1,page=2   (1593 words)

 TIME Magazine Archive Article -- College Baseball -- Jun. 05, 1939   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
College baseball is 80 years old and so feeble that it has to be supported by colege football, ten years its junior.
But baseball experts have not ignored college baseball.
Scouts for the scouts are college baseball coaches.
www.time.com /time/archive/printout/0,23657,761451,00.html   (146 words)

 Milligan College vs Lincoln Memorial (May 01, 1939)
1939 LMU Baseball Milligan College at Lincoln Memorial May 01, 1939 at Harrogate, TN (Cooper Field) Milligan College 10 Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB ------------------------------------------------------ Roberts ss...............
1939 LMU Baseball Milligan College at Lincoln Memorial - Play-by-Play May 01, 1939 at Harrogate, TN (Cooper Field) Score by Innings R H E ------------------------------------------- Milligan College....
Lincoln Memorial 11, Milligan College 10 (May 01, 1939 at Harrogate, TN) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Milligan College....
www.lmunet.edu /Athletics/Baseball/History/Stats/1939/5-1-39.htm   (1242 words)

 This date In baseball - June 12 - Boston.com - Baseball - Sports   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This date In baseball - June 12 - Boston.com - Baseball - Sports
1939 -- The Baseball Hall of Fame was dedicated at Cooperstown, N.Y. 1954 -- Milwaukee's Jim Wilson pitched the year's only no-hitter, blanking the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
www.boston.com /sports/baseball/articles/2005/06/12/this_date_in_baseball___june_12   (270 words)

 Awards Voting for 1939 - Baseball-Reference.com
You Are Here > Baseball-Reference.com > Awards > Awards Voting for 1939
Click on the Individual for statistics and accomplishments.
Voting Results were originally compiled primarily by Bill Deane.
www.baseball-reference.com /awards/awards_1939.shtml   (805 words)

 1939 Baseball Graphs
Baseball Graphs Home                            Historical Graphs Index                            Baseball Graphs Blog                            Site Details
Read more about the 1939 National League at these links:
Click on a league to view individual years.
www.baseballgraphs.com /main/index.php/history/nl/1939   (29 words)

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