1916 Cumberland Colts team
Yaw of Tampa, FL., 2001
Pre-order your copy of "Boys of the Blue Ridge - The
Early Years (1915-1918)"
Take a look at Minor League Baseball during the Deadball era
and Great World War (aka World War I). In 1915, baseball was
thriving in various towns from Western Maryland, the West
Virginia panhandle, and South Central Pennsylvania with the
introduction of The Class D, Blue Ridge League. This was a
time when there were no individual affiliations with Major
League baseball clubs, and players were notorious using
aliases to play in this league. The names, Connie Mack, Jack
Dunn, and Clark Griffith, were commonplace, as each sent
promising players to the league for seasoning, and even sent
their Major League clubs to play in exhibition games.
Players like Bill Sherdel, Marvin Goodwin, Lu Blue, Clyde
Barnhart, Hank Thormahlen, Vic Keen, and Jimmy Dykes made
their professional debuts during this time, and even a
future Major League umpire, now in the Hall of Fame, Bill
McGowan. This was time in our history that was once lost,
and almost forgotten.
Mark C. Zeigler brings us back to a time when the game of
baseball was played for the love of the sport, bringing
communities together to support their teams, despite the
ravages of war and uncertainty, that loomed
overseas. This book is also features personal biographies, standings and statistics
of the league from the 1915 through 1918 seasons, including
no-hitters, grand slams, and more!
Here is your chance to pre-order "Boys of the Blue
Ridge - The Early Years (1915-1918)" before
publication. © 2005, by Mark C. Zeigler. ISBN 1-59975-204-2.
Reserve YOUR copy Today for only $19.95 each, plus shipping
and handling. Maryland residents please add 5% state sales
tax. Sorry, no credit cards or C.O.D.'s.
Effective October 15, 2006, the price of "Boys of the
Blue Ridge - The Early Years (1915-1918) will be $24.95,
plus shipping and handling.
To pre-register, please fill out the form with your contact
information and Mark will contact you (via email or phone if
you prefer) regarding payment once the book about to go to
publication. The book is currently in the manuscript stage,
and is scheduled to be released in the Winter/Spring of 2007.
If you would like to order more than one book, please
contact Mark directly at (301) 788-4280.
Mark C. Zeigler
For further information contact Mark Zeigler at (301) 788-4280, or
BoysoftheBlueRidge@gmail.com for more