Under the March Sun

Under the March Sun Author : Charles Fountain
Release : 2009-03-04
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780199743704
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There is nothing in all of American sport quite like baseball's spring training. This annual six-week ritual, whose origins date back nearly a century and a half, fires the hearts and imaginations of fans who flock by the hundreds of thousands to places like Dodgertown to glimpse superstars and living legends in a relaxed moment and watch the drama of journeyman veterans and starry-eyed kids in search of that last spot on the bench. In Under the March Sun, Charles Fountain recounts for the first time the full and fascinating history of spring training and its growth from a shoestring-budget roadtrip to burn off winter calories into a billion-dollar-a-year business. In the early days southern hotels only reluctantly admitted ballplayers--and only if they agreed not to mingle with other guests. Today cities fight for teams by spending millions in public money to build ever-more-elaborate spring-training stadiums. In the early years of the 20th century, the mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida, Al Lang, first realized that coverage in northern newspapers every spring was publicity his growing city could never afford to buy. As the book demonstrates, cities have been following Lang's lead ever since, building identities and economies through the media exposure and visitors that spring training brings. An entertaining cultural history that taps into the romance of baseball even as it reveals its more hard-nosed commercial machinations, Under the March Sun shows why spring training draws so many fans southward every March. While the prices may be growing and the intimacy and accessibility shrinking, they come because the sunshine and sense of hope are timeless.

Science on the March

Science on the March Author :
Release : 1932
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Women on the March

Women on the March Author :
Release : 1969
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File Size : 72.55 MB
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Homes in the Sun

Homes in the Sun Author : Walter Ralston Bunning
Release : 1945
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File Size : 38.44 MB
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The Griffith Observer

The Griffith Observer Author :
Release : 1976
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File Size : 49.11 MB
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Cue

Cue Author :
Release : 1978
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File Size : 66.99 MB
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Historic World Leaders: Africa, Middle East, Asia, Pacific

Historic World Leaders: Africa, Middle East, Asia, Pacific Author : Anne Commire
Release : 1994
Publisher : Gale Cengage
ISBN : 9780810384095
File Size : 83.95 MB
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This is volume one in a five-volume biographical resource, which presents the lives, times and significant contributions of social, political and religious leaders from earliest recorded times to the present - both the best-known and lesser-known figures. This particular volume deals with Africa, the Middle East, Australia, and Asia.

City in the Sun

City in the Sun Author : Paul Bailey
Release : 1974
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A Place in the Sun

A Place in the Sun Author : Jonathan Wills
Release : 1991
Publisher : St.John's Nfld. : Institute of Social and Economic Research, Memorial University of Newfoundland
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File Size : 61.82 MB
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Pacific Discovery

Pacific Discovery Author :
Release : 1982
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File Size : 84.60 MB
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Lambs in March

Lambs in March Author : Anne Bosworth Greene
Release : 1968
Publisher : Ayer Company Pub
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File Size : 35.63 MB
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INFOR.

INFOR. Author :
Release : 2005
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Under the Red Sun

Under the Red Sun Author : Forbes J. Monaghan
Release : 1946
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Dana and the Sun

Dana and the Sun Author : Candace Stone
Release : 1969
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File Size : 48.50 MB
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An Almanack...

An Almanack... Author :
Release : 1952
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