History of the Junior World Series (American Sports History #26) (Hardcover)
Author Bob Bailey uncovers a wealth of baseball facts as he traces the development of the Junior World Series from its informal beginnings to its contemporary status. This resource presents a year-by-year account of the longest-running post-season series in minor league history. Each series from the early informal efforts between 1904 and 1919 through the 1920 and 1962 period when the JWS was the culmination of the minor league season to the last thirty years of stops-and-starts is presented. Not only does it give a thorough account of the high and low points of the series, but it also delivers little-known information on the roles of major league legends in these games. Statistical summaries accompany the narrative accounts of each series, and appendices listing managerial records, series results, and series records are also included. Enthusiastic baseball fans and historians alike will find this chronicle an exciting and valuable resource.
Bob Bailey is a life-long baseball enthusiast and has written extensively for The Baseball Research Journal.