The Summer of Beer and Whiskey

The Summer of Beer and Whiskey

How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and A Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America's Game

eBook - 2013
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Chris Von der Ahe knew next to nothing about baseball when he risked his life's savings to found the St. Louis Browns, the franchise that would become the St. Louis Cardinals. Yet the German-born beer garden proprietor would become one of the most important?and funniest?figures in the game's history. Von der Ahe picked up the team for one reason?to sell more beer. Then he helped gather a group of ragtag clubs into a maverick new league that would fight the haughty National League. Sneered at as?The Beer and Whiskey Circuit," their American Association ended up revitalizing the spo.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2013.
ISBN: 9781610392617
1610392612
Characteristics: 1 online resource (340 p.)
Contents: Preface: the love affair
1. In the big inning
2. The beer and whiskey circuit
3. The minstrel star
4. The Moses of St. Louis
5. The shrimp
6. Who's in charge?
7. The 399 special
8. Base ball mad
9. First-class drunkards
10. Cap Anson's nightmare
11. Flinging the watch
12. Jumping Jack
13. Hurrican in St. Louis
14. Limping home
15. A great boom for base ball
Epilogue: when they slide home
Acknowledgments
Appendix: American Association, 1883
Notes
Sources
Index.
Summary: Chris Von der Ahe knew next to nothing about baseball when he risked his life's savings to found the St. Louis Browns, the franchise that would become the St. Louis Cardinals. Yet the German-born beer garden proprietor would become one of the most important?and funniest?figures in the game's history. Von der Ahe picked up the team for one reason?to sell more beer. Then he helped gather a group of ragtag clubs into a maverick new league that would fight the haughty National League. Sneered at as?The Beer and Whiskey Circuit," their American Association ended up revitalizing the spo.

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NYPLRecommends Mar 13, 2014

A German immigrant founds a new baseball franchise, so he can sell more beer, and changes the sport forever. Chris Von der Ahe is a wonderfully unforgettable character and the story depicts a rough and raucous time in history.

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BCD2013 Mar 10, 2014

A German immigrant founds a new baseball franchise, so he can sell more beer, and changes the sport forever. Chris Von der Ahe is a wonderfully unforgettable character and the story depicts a rough and raucous time in history.

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