Root for the Home Team:
Minor League Baseball's Most Off-the-Wall Team Names and the Stories Behind Them


By: Tim Hagerty  Foreword: Bill Ripken

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"A funny little book." -Robert Siegel, NPR
 
From the Montgomery Biscuits to the Lansing Lugnuts, do you ever wonder where those unique minor league team names come from? The book Root for the Home Team: Minor League Baseball's Most Off-the-Wall Team Names and the Stories Behind Them gives the backgrounds of the most quirky team names in Minor League Baseball history.

The book features teams as old as the 1902 Nevada Lunatics and as new as the 2011 Omaha Storm Chasers and is packed with:

  • Action shots and team logos
  • Entertaining facts about each team
  • Similar bizarre team names below each entry

You will see 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 supporter so dedicated, they named the team after him.

Root for the Home Team: Minor League Baseball's Most Off-the-Wall Team Names and the Stories Behind Them is a unique book any baseball fan will love. 

Publisher: Cider Mill Press 13-Digit ISBN: 978-1-60433-209-4 10-Digit ISBN: 1-60433-209-3



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