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.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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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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