The Summer of Beer and Whiskey

The Summer of Beer and Whiskey

How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and A Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America's Game

Book - 2013
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Describes how a German-born biergarten owner who knew nothing about baseball bought the St. Louis Browns baseball team in an effort to sell more beer and unwittingly formed the American League and revitalized the sport.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, [2013]
ISBN: 9781610392600
1610392604
9781610392617
Branch Call Number: 796.357 ACHORN
Characteristics: xiv, 318 pages ; 24 cm

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NYPLRecommends Mar 13, 2014

A German immigrant founds a new baseball franchise, so he can sell more beer, and changes the sport forever. Chris Von der Ahe is a wonderfully unforgettable character and the story depicts a rough and raucous time in history.

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BCD2013 Mar 10, 2014

A German immigrant founds a new baseball franchise, so he can sell more beer, and changes the sport forever. Chris Von der Ahe is a wonderfully unforgettable character and the story depicts a rough and raucous time in history.

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