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Wild and Outside: How a Renegade Minor League Revived the Spirit of Baseball in America's Heartland

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At a time of despair about our national pastime, the Northern League of Professional Baseball is a beacon of hope - an independent league, unaffiliated with the majors, where the games are for the fans and not between the owners and players. In his memorable debut book, Stefan Fatsis takes you inside the Northern League, and in the process discovers how very much baseball ...more
Paperback, 295 pages
Published June 1st 1996 by Walker & Company (first published June 1st 1995)
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Michael
A great book for all minor league baseball aficionados, especially of the independent baseball types. The subtitle says it all, "How a Renegade Minor League Revived the Spirit of Baseball in America's Heartland". This saga of a six-team independent league started in 1993 with the following teams; Duluth-Superior Dukes (Duluth, Minnesota), St. Paul Saints (St. Paul, Minnesota), Sioux Falls Canaries (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), Sioux City Explorers (Sioux City, Iowa), Thunder Bay Whiskey Jacks (Th ...more
Kate
I am not a baseball fan. I read this book out of comradeship with a true baseball lover, and despite my skepticism really loved it. In fact, it has made me enjoy watching baseball a great deal more.
Sharonh
Too many characters,too many stories, not well intertwined. I have read numerous baseball books and this was my least favorite.
JulieK
Minor league baseball in God's country. If you're not from the area and/or really into baseball, you can probably skip it.
Steve P
I lived this life (in the Cal League) and Fatsis provides unique and accurate insight into this rollicking world!
Ryan Red Lion
Good baseball book about the independent Northern League in the 90's.
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