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              Philadelphia's Top Fifty Baseball Players
               

              Philadelphia's Top Fifty Baseball Players (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 0th edition)

              By Westcott, Rich; Foreword by Green, Dallas

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              Takes a look at the greatest players in Philadelphia baseball history from the earliest days in 1830 through the Negro Leagues and into the modern era.

              ISBN 9780803243408
              Publisher University of New South Wales
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              The Champions of Philadelphia: The Greatest Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, and Flyers Teams

              The Champions of Philadelphia: The Greatest Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, and Flyers Teams (Hardback)

              By Westcott, Rich; Foreword by Williams, Pat

              Since the start of the twentieth century, Philadelphia's professional teams in four major sports have won a combined total of seventeen championships. All of Philadelphia's current teams--the Phillies in baseball, the Eagles in football, the Flyers in ice hockey, and the 76ers in... basketball--have won championships. The list of champs also includes long-gone teams such as the Athletics in baseball, the Warriors in basketball, and the Frankford Yellow Jackets in football. In Rich Westcott's The Champions of Philadelphia, each of these teams earns a chapter devoted to its championship season. There are detailed descriptions of the games and players, plus noteworthy interviews. Starting with teams from the 1940s, Westcott has interviewed more than fifty players, managers, coaches, and others, including luminaries such as Mike Schmidt, Chuck Bednarik, and Bobby Clarke. The City of Brotherly Love is also a city that loves its champions. Westcott's in-depth account of Philadelphia's athletic triumphs will attract fans of each of the four active professional teams.
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              ISBN 9781613218044
              Released NZ 19 Jan 2016
              Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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              Tales from the Philadelphia Phillies Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Phillies Stories Ever Told

              Tales from the Philadelphia Phillies Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Phillies Stories Ever Told (Hardback)

              By Westcott, Rich

              The best stories about one of baseball's most colorful teams updated to include their recent glory years.

              ISBN 9781613210369
              Released NZ 5 Apr 2012
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              Series Tales from the Team
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              Great Stuff: Baseball's Most Amazing Pitching Feats

              Great Stuff: Baseball's Most Amazing Pitching Feats (Hardback)

              By Westcott, Rich; Foreword by Hagen, Paul

              Who never heard of Johnny Vander Meer's back-to-back no-hitters? Or Christy Mathewson's three shutouts in one World Series? Or Steve Carlton winning 27 games for a last-place team that won a total of only 59 games? These and a variety of other pitching feats comprise the contents... of Rich Westcott's latest book, One of a Kind: Baseball's Greatest Pitching Feats. However, this is not a book that focuses on career records. Nor does it concentrate only on the great pitchers of the game. Rather, this is a book that pays tribute to special achievements, some of which were performed in one game, others of which took place during one season, and still others that were an accumulation of related accomplishments performed over an extended period. In their own way, all were very special. None of these feats was ever duplicated. Each one stands alone as a singular achievement. From Carl Hubbell, who won 24 games in a row; to Bob Feller, who threw 15 strikeouts in his Major League debut at the age of 17; to Nolan Ryan, owner of seven no-hitters. A seasoned baseball writer, Westcott explores these feats and many more in One of a Kind .
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              ISBN 9781613216514
              Released NZ 6 May 2014
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              Shibe Park-Connie Mack Stadium

              Shibe Park-Connie Mack Stadium (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Westcott, Rich

              No ballpark in Philadelphia was more revered than the one at

              ISBN 9780738576534
              Released NZ 9 Apr 2012
              Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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              Series Images of Sports
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              Biz Mackey, a Giant behind the Plate: The Story of the Negro League Star and Hall of Fame Catcher
               

              Biz Mackey, a Giant behind the Plate: The Story of the Negro League Star and Hall of Fame Catcher (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Westcott, Rich

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              The best all-around catcher in black baseball history -Cumberland Posey, Owner of the Homestead GraysNational Baseball Hall of Fame catcher James Raleigh Biz Mackey's professional career spanned nearly three decades in the Negro Leagues and elsewhere. He distinguished himself as ...a defensive catcher who also had an impressive batting average and later worked as a manager of the Newark Eagles and the Baltimore Elite Giants.Using archival materials and interviews with former Negro League players, baseball historian Rich Westcott chronicles the catcher's life and remarkable career in Biz Mackey, a Giant behind the Plate as well as providing an in-depth look at Philadelphia Negro League history. Westcott traces Mackey's childhood in Texas as the son of sharecroppers to his success on the baseball diamond where he displayed extraordinary defensive skills and an exceptional ability to hit and to handle pitchers. Mackey spent one third of his career playing in Philadelphia, winning championships with the Hilldale Daisies and the Philadelphia Stars. Mackey also mentored famed catcher Roy Campanella and had an unlikely role in the story of baseball's development in Japan.A celebrated ballplayer before African Americans were permitted to join Major League Baseball, Biz Mackey ranks as one of the top catchers ever to play the game. With Biz Mackey, he finally gets the biography he deserves.
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              ISBN 9781439915523
              Publisher Temple University Press,U.S.
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              Biz Mackey, a Giant behind the Plate: The Story of the Negro League Star and Hall of Fame Catcher
               

              Biz Mackey, a Giant behind the Plate: The Story of the Negro League Star and Hall of Fame Catcher (Hardback)

              By Westcott, Rich

              The best all-around catcher in black baseball history -Cumberland Posey, Owner of the Homestead GraysNational Baseball Hall of Fame catcher James Raleigh Biz Mackey's professional career spanned nearly three decades in the Negro Leagues and elsewhere. He distinguished himself as ...a defensive catcher who also had an impressive batting average and later worked as a manager of the Newark Eagles and the Baltimore Elite Giants.Using archival materials and interviews with former Negro League players, baseball historian Rich Westcott chronicles the catcher's life and remarkable career in Biz Mackey, a Giant behind the Plate as well as providing an in-depth look at Philadelphia Negro League history. Westcott traces Mackey's childhood in Texas as the son of sharecroppers to his success on the baseball diamond where he displayed extraordinary defensive skills and an exceptional ability to hit and to handle pitchers. Mackey spent one third of his career playing in Philadelphia, winning championships with the Hilldale Daisies and the Philadelphia Stars. Mackey also mentored famed catcher Roy Campanella and had an unlikely role in the story of baseball's development in Japan.A celebrated ballplayer before African Americans were permitted to join Major League Baseball, Biz Mackey ranks as one of the top catchers ever to play the game. With Biz Mackey, he finally gets the biography he deserves.
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              ISBN 9781439915516
              Publisher Temple University Press,U.S.
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              Amazing Phillies Feats: The Greatest Player Performances in Philadelphia Phillies History
                

              Amazing Phillies Feats: The Greatest Player Performances in Philadelphia Phillies History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Westcott, Rich

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              The Philadelphia Phillies enjoy one of baseball's longest and richest team histories, now in their 138th year of existence. And while championships have been few, there has been no shortage of great players and great achievements for the Phils from their late 19th century slugger...s, to the Cinderella 1950 Whiz Kids, to the superstars of the 1960s and 1970s, to the heroes of their two World Series titles. Legendary Philadelphia sportswriter, Rich Westcott, is uniquely qualified to write Amazing Phillies Feats. Westcott draws from his encyclopedic knowledge of the team to select 33 of the most thrilling, unforgettable, and amazing accomplishments in team history. Each chapter is filled with background on the featured player, funny and insightful quotations many taken from the author's own interviews and stats that go beyond what can be found in mainstream references. Read about - Billy Hamilton, the Rickey Henderson of the 1890s, who set the now 126-year-old single-season record for runs scored - Eddie Waitkus, who was shot in a hotel room by a crazed fan the inspiration for Bernard Malamud's The Natural - Richie Ashburn's throw home in 1950 to cut off a Brooklyn run that would have given them the pennant - Jimmy Rollins' team-record 38-game hitting streak - Chase Utley becoming the second player ever to blast 5 home runs in a World Series - Roy Halladay's 2 no-hit games in one season Westcott uses his storytelling gift to weave together informative, entertaining, and affection-filled jaunts through the greatest highlights from Phillies history that Phanatics will love and other fans will appreciate and learn from.
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              ISBN 9781938545405
              Publisher Summer Game Books
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              Shibe Park-Connie Mack Stadium
                

              Shibe Park-Connie Mack Stadium (Hardback)

              By Westcott, Rich

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              No ballpark in Philadelphia was more revered than the one at Twenty-first Street and Lehigh Avenue. Originally called Shibe Park and later Connie Mack Stadium, it opened in 1909 as America's first steel-and-concrete stadium. When it closed in 1970, it had earned a special place i...n the hearts and minds of Philadelphia sports fans. Home of the Athletics for 46 years, the Phillies for 32 and a half seasons, and the Eagles for 18 years, it was also the site of many boxing matches, Negro League baseball games, and college and high school baseball and football games. Over the years, as the area developed, Shibe Park became known for its obstructed views, delicious hot dogs, Sunday curfews, absence of beer, and boobirds. Along with memorable teams and games, the ballpark played host to eight World Series and two All-Star Games.
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              ISBN 9781531650674
              Publisher Arcadia Publishing Library Edi
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