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Houston Baseball

The Early Years 1861-1961

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Edited by Mike Vance
Afterword by Mickey Herskowitz
Hardcover
B&W photographs

The birth of baseball in Houston has long been a subject of fascination—and mystery—to dedicated fans. Much like the birthday of baseball itself, it’s impossible to put an exact date on the first game ever played in the Bayou City. Now, historian Mike Vance has collected definitive information uncovered by members of the Larry Dierker Chapter of The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) and weaves it into a book that will gratify enthusiasts and shed new light on the game that made Houston a sports town.

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About the Author

Texas historian Mike Vance has been co-host of both a television sports show and an afternoon talk radio program in Houston. Founder of Houston Arts and Media, a non-profit organization that creates innovative ways to educate Texans about their history, his feature length documentary, Houston: A Nation’s Capitol, won the Platinum Award in Documentary at World Fest/Houston International Film Festival. His television series, Postcards from Texas, was named most outstanding media effort in the state. The author of Houston’s Sporting Life: 1900-1950, he is a member of The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR).

Mickey Herskowitz is an author and journalist notable for his work at the Houston Post and Chronicle as well as for ghost writing for Nolan Ryan, Mickey Mantle and many other famous Americans. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997 and received the Jimmy Wynn “Toy Cannon Award” in 2006.