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Diamonds in the Rough
by Lew Freedman

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Product #: 7828
Price: $14.95
192 pages
Trade Paperback
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Baseball, Regional History
50 B&W photos
Pub Date: 2000
ISBN: 978-0-945397-82-3

Baseball Stories from Alaska

After winning Statehood in 1959, Alaska attracted thousands of collegiate stars who played for colorful teams such as the Fairbanks Goldpanners, Alaska Glacier Pilots, Peninsula Oilers, North Pole Nicks, and Anchorage Bucs. Hundreds went on to major leagues, including Hall of Famer Tom Seaver, home-run king Mark McGwire, and fireball pitcher Randy Johnson. And nowhere else is there an event like the annual Midnight Sun Game. Played in Fairbanks on June 21, the longest day of the year, it starts at 10:30 p.m. and continues until the next day, with no stadium lights.

"Just when one believes that all possible subjects for a baseball book have been exhausted along comes a book like DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH..."
    --Richard Miller, Sports Collectors Digest

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lew Freedman is an award-winning journalist and former is sports editor of the Anchorage Daily News. Currently he is the outdoor-adventure reporter for the Chicago Tribune. He has written a dozen books about Alaska.

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