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No Money, No Beer, No Pennants : The Cleveland Indians and Baseball in the Great Depression
by Scott H. Longert


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The Cleveland Indians of 1928 were a far cry from the championship team of 1920. They had begun the decade as the best team in all of baseball, but over the following eight years, their owner died, the great Tris Speaker retired in the face of a looming scandal, and the franchise was in terrible shape.  Read more...


 
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Overview

The Cleveland Indians of 1928 were a far cry from the championship team of 1920. They had begun the decade as the best team in all of baseball, but over the following eight years, their owner died, the great Tris Speaker retired in the face of a looming scandal, and the franchise was in terrible shape. Seeing opportunity in the upheaval, Cleveland real estate mogul Alva Bradley purchased the ball club in 1927, infused it with cash, and filled its roster with star players such as Bob Feller, Earl Averill, and Hal Trosky. He aligned himself with civic leaders to push for a gigantic new stadium that along with the team that played in it would be the talk of the baseball world.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780821422441
  • ISBN-10: 0821422448
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
  • Publish Date: September 2016
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


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