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Nevada Team Names Featured in New Book
Published on Sun, May 13, 2012 (11:10 p.m.)From the Las Vegas 51s to the Montgomery Biscuits, do you ever wonder where those unique minor league team names come from? The new book Root for the Home Team: Minor League Baseball’s Most Off-the-Wall Team Names and the Stories Behind Them is in bookstores now.
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Written by Minor League Baseball radio broadcaster Tim Hagerty, the book features teams as old as the 1902 Nevada Lunatics and as new as the 2011 Omaha Storm Chasers. It is also packed with unique on-field stories, action photos, vintage team pictures and wacky team logos.
The book gives the humorous and sometimes surprising backgrounds of team names. Like how the Altoona Curve team name sounds like something a pitcher would throw, but actually takes its name after a piece of local railroad history. Or how the Wichita Izzies had a fan so dedicated in the 1920s, they named the team after him.
Available Now Online on Barnes & Noble
Also Available at Simon & Schuster
Author Website - Tim Hagerty