When Panthers Roared: The Fort Worth Cats and Minor League

When Panthers Roared: The Fort Worth Cats and Minor League Baseball [PDF / EPUB] When Panthers Roared: The Fort Worth Cats and Minor League Baseball From 1889 to 1964, the Fort Worth Panthers unofficially nicknamed and always known as the Cats represented the essence of baseball in America In their early seasons they reflected the outraged pride o From Roared: The Fort Worth Kindle - Roared: The ePUB ✓ to , the Fort Worth Panthers unofficially nicknamed and always known as the Cats represented the essence of baseball in America In their early seasons they reflected the outraged pride of the South and West in a bitter rivalry with the northeastern baseball powers, a regional disaffection whose roots stretched back to the Civil War The first official When Panthers MOBI :ß baseball game in Texas was played just after the war the competing Texas teams were nicknamed the Stonewall Jacksons and the R E Lees The Cats franchise was finally dissolved when major league baseball completed its national expansion by placing a team in nearby ArlingtonIn between, the Cats set professional sports records that have never been equaled, including winning the Texas Panthers Roared: The Kindle Ø League title six years in a row and establishing themselves as perhaps the most famous minor league team in baseball history From vintage Panthers such as power hitting first baseman Clarence Big Boy Kraft and colorful Hall of Fame manager Rogers Hornsby tomodern Cats heroes such as Duke Snider, Carl Erskine, and Maury Wills, Fort Worth and the baseball obsessed Southwest formed a high profile partnership that even survived a season when the spectator stands burned one day and the playing field was flooded a week later Cats fans wouldn t be denied they sat around the field on folding chairs, and no games were postponedPartially oral history, When Panthers Roared includes interviews with baseball greats Hank Aaron, Wally Moon, Dick Williams, Maury Wills, and co author Bobby Bragan Williams and Wills were Cats mainstays Bragan managed the team during its great post WW II years when baseball guru Branch Rickey made Fort Worth part of the Brooklyn Dodger farm system and stocked it with his finest young athletesBut during the Cats heyday, there were just sixteen major league teams who played out of ten US cities When Panthers Roared captures the excitement and pride the minor league Cats brought to Texas and the Southwest It was a time when, Bobby Bragan insists, any man lucky enough to be a Fort Worth Cat was as proud of that as he would have been to play for the New York Yankees When Panthers Roared is lavishly illustrated through the cooperation of Mark Presswood, whose sports collection features Cats memorabilia Additional short interviews feature the late Joe DiMaggio, Vincent Devaney, and Leo Durocher.


About the Author: Jeff Guinn

Jeff Roared: The Fort Worth Kindle - Guinn Roared: The ePUB ✓ is a former longtime journalist, who has won national, regional and state awards for investigative reporting, feature writing, and literary criticism Guinn is also the bestselling author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction including, but not limited to Go Down Together The True Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde which was a finalist for an Edgar Award When Panthers MOBI :ß in The Last Gunfig.



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