Home Team : The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants

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  • Author(s): Robert F. Garratt
  • Publication Information:
    Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press. 2017
  • Additional Information
    • Resource Type:
      eBook.
    • Description:
      In 1957 Horace Stoneham took his Giants of New York baseball team and headed west, starting a gold rush with bats and balls rather than pans and mines. But San Francisco already had a team, the Seals of the Pacific Coast League, and West Coast fans did not immediately embrace the newcomers. Starting with the franchise's earliest days and following the team up to recent World Series glory, Home Team chronicles the story of the Giants and their often topsy-turvy relationship with the city of San Francisco. Robert F. Garratt shines light on those who worked behind the scenes in the story of West Coast baseball: the politicians, businessmen, and owners who were instrumental in the club's history.Home Team presents Stoneham, often left in the shadow of Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley, as a true baseball pioneer in his willingness to sign black and Latino players and his recruitment of the first Japanese player in the Major Leagues, making the Giants one of the most integrated teams in baseball in the early 1960s. Garratt also records the turbulent times, poor results, declining attendance, two near-moves away from California, and the role of post-Stoneham owners Bob Lurie and Peter Magowan in the Giants'eventual reemergence as a baseball powerhouse. Garratt's superb history of this great ball club makes the Giants'story one of the most compelling of all Major League franchises. Purchase the audio edition.
    • Subjects:
      Baseball--New York (State)--New York--History
      Baseball--California--San Francisco--History
    • Categories:
      SPORTS & RECREATION / Baseball / History
      HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)
    • Related ISBNs:
      9780803286832. 9781496201232. 9781496201256.
    • OCLC:
      972330471
    • Accession Number:
      1466448
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    • ABNT:
      ROBERT F. GARRATT. Home Team : The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2017. ISBN 9780803286832. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e864sww&AN=1466448. Acesso em: 9 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Robert F. Garratt. Home Team : The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants. University of Nebraska Press; 2017. Accessed August 9, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e864sww&AN=1466448
    • APA:
      Robert F. Garratt. (2017). Home Team : The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants. University of Nebraska Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Robert F. Garratt. 2017. Home Team : The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e864sww&AN=1466448.
    • Harvard:
      Robert F. Garratt (2017) Home Team : The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e864sww&AN=1466448 (Accessed: 9 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Robert F. Garratt 2017, Home Team : The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, viewed 9 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Robert F. Garratt. Home Team : The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants. University of Nebraska Press, 2017. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e864sww&AN=1466448.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Robert F. Garratt. Home Team : The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2017. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e864sww&AN=1466448.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Robert F. Garratt. Home Team : The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants [Internet]. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press; 2017 [cited 2020 Aug 9]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=e864sww&AN=1466448