Great pennant races of the major leagues.

by Graham, Frank

Publisher: Random House in New York

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Traces highlights of the pennant races won by the Yankees in 1949, the Giants in 1951, the White Sox in 1959, the Pirates in 1960, the Yankees in 1961, the St. Louis Cardinals in 1964, and the Dodgers in 1965.

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  The American League Pennant race, coming on the heels of great National League races in , , and , was one of the greatest pennant races ever. Four teams were in serious contention going into the final week of the season. The Chicago White Sox were the first to drop out of the.   Other blacks followed, and in two brothers from Ohio, Welday and Moses Fleetwood Walker, briefly crashed the major leagues with Toledo of the old American Association. The first organized Negro team we know of was formed in in Babylon, Long Island, by waiters of Babylon's Argyle : Dover Publications. Having avidly followed the pennant race that year I would rate the ’67 AL second to the ’64 NL in terms of best pennant races of the era. Five teams finished within FIVE games of first place, and two others, the Pirates and the Dodgers, with breaks and .   Review title: Stat geeks feast compares races for the ages Author listed as: "The Baseball Prospectus Team of Experts" Baseball Prospectus is part of that intense underworld of baseball statisticans created by Bill James, popularized by Moneyball, and populated by sabremetricians and new young General Managers all around the Major Leagues/5.

The Major League Pennant Races of ''The Most Maddening Baseball Melee in History'' Paul G. Zinn, John G. Zinn Baseball at its best is a combination of chess match and gladiatorial combat, waged over a long season but turning on split-second decisions and physical instincts.   The American Leagueâ s pennant race in will go down as one of the most exciting races in the history of the league. October 1, , the last day of the regular season began with the Boston Author: Patrick Okennedy. Paul G. Zinn has written: 'The major league pennant races of ' -- subject(s): Major League Baseball (Organization), Baseball, History 'The major league pennant races of ' -- . 3. The Minor Leagues 4. A Fast Start to a Big League Career 5. Injured Rookie Wins Unprecedented Batting Crown 6. Oliva Leads Pennant Push 7. Life’s Highs and Lows 8. The Great Pennant Race of 9. Marriage and Family in the Year of the Pitcher Baseball’s Summer of Change Twins Repeat with a New Bill in Charge

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In the late s, The Sporting News magazine wrote a book about the 25 greatest pennant races in MLB history ( NL was ranked #1).

What do you personally consider to be among the greatest pennant races in MLB history. I listed a few that first come to mind (I'll add some more to the list once I'm off work). About three weeks to go, and there's a whole lotta shakin' going on, and before it's all over, this season could possibly edge its way onto our list of the 10 greatest pennant races of all time.

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Before the baseball season had even begun, it looked as if the Atlanta Braves already had the World Series wrapped up. Baseball's Greatest Pennant Races by Major League Baseball. This video was produced by Major League Baseball inthe year following the exciting NL West race between the Braves and the Giants.

Six great pennant races are covered in this 60 minute video, and the NL West race between the Dodgers and Astros is covered. What Were the Greatest Pennant Races In Japan. There are two essential elements to a pennant race: the race is 1) close and 2) between good teams.

for the race to be between good teams can best be illustrated by the National League East race in the Major Leagues, in which quite a few teams were very close indeed, but all of them were.

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With expansion came the changes and those brought on the divisions. So then the pennant races were AL East and West and NL East and West. Now with the addition of the Central in each league that is known as the pennant race. So in total you have 6 pennant races going on, 2 more if you add the Wild Card = 8 pennant races.

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Myers Magazine.With September just days away, Major League Baseball playoff races are heating up, which reminds us of some of the best pennant chases in MLB : Nicholas Ian Allen.