Baseball's Hometown Teams: The Story of the Minor Leagues

In Baseball's Hometown Teams, one of the most thorough illustrated volumes on the minor leagues ever compiled, a lively text and hundreds of rare photos discovered in archives across the country trace the minor leagues in loving and eccentric detail. This is the complete story of the minors, from 1877, when the first minor-league squads walked onto crude makeshift fields, to today, when fans in more than 220 towns and cities across the land turn out with the first balmy days of spring to cheer their local teams.