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Dominionball: Baseball Above the 49th

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From the Introduction:This volume contains essays that describe many leagues now long gone, and teams that fostered a love of the sport in communities where fans never saw or even heard a major league game. There are personal pieces by players and a coach, vignettes of their baseball careers in Canada. There is sadness in the account of the untimely death of Linus "Skeeter ...more
Paperback, 124 pages
Published August 12th 2005 by Society for American Baseball Research (first published 2005)
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Benjamin Kahn
Jul 28, 2015 Benjamin Kahn rated it it was ok
I would like to give this book a higher rating, but it was just too academic and dry for me. A lot of articles giving too much information on baseball in a specific Canadian region, or dealing with a specific league. Long lists of players for each region or team. A couple of essays that should have had more of an emotional impact but were somehow lacking ("Skeets Killed by Pitch," the most prominent).

The best essay in the book was by far Kit Krieger's "My PCL Career." The anecdotal essays were
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