The Summer of Beer and Whiskey
How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and A Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America's GameeBook - 2013
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.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (340 pages)
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