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Mrs. Morhard and the boys : one mother's vision, the first boys' baseball league, a nation inspired  Cover Image Book Book

Mrs. Morhard and the boys : one mother's vision, the first boys' baseball league, a nation inspired / Ruth Hanford Morhard.

Summary:

"As the Great Depression brought America to the brink of disaster, a devoted single mother in Cleveland, Ohio, wrestled triumph out of adversity by creating a community activity that would inspire the nation. Josephine Morhard's daughter-in-law recounts the extraordinary life and accomplishments of the woman who established the first boys' baseball league in America"--Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780806538877
  • ISBN: 0806538872
  • Physical Description: 277 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Citadel Press Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-277)
Formatted Contents Note:
A cruel winter -- The early years -- Making a decision -- On her own -- Bright lights -- The promoter -- The butcher -- Another try, and another -- Hard times -- The game -- Josephine's idea -- Fourteen little Indians -- Growing pains -- Baseball idols -- They will come -- The Junior American League -- The Junior National League -- Conflicts abroad -- The little World Series -- Wartime brings the end -- The reunion.
Subject: Morhard, Josephine, 1891-1978.
Cleveland Indians (Baseball team) > History.
Little League baseball > Ohio > Cleveland > History.
Baseball > Ohio > Cleveland > History.
Baseball coaches > Ohio > Cleveland > Biography.
Cleveland (Ohio) > Biography.
Cleveland (Ohio) > Social conditions > 20th century.
Ohio > Social conditions > 20th century.

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Union Township Branch 796.357 MOR (Text) 35406424027025 Non-Fiction Checked out 08/06/2024


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