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Baseball in Colorado Springs (Images of Baseball) by Roger P. Hadix

By Roger P. Hadix

From side road Park and Memorial box to defense provider box (formerly Sky Sox Stadium), Colorado Springs is a baseball city. expert baseball arrived in 1901; the Brown Bombers, a semiprofessional black crew, got here within the Nineteen Forties; and the unique Sky Sox gained the Western League Championship in 1953, 1955, and 1958. neighborhood avid gamers akin to Ed Kent, invoice Everitt, Jim Landis, Sam Hairston, Connie Johnson, Vinny Castilla, and Todd Helton have made it to the main leagues. wealthy �Goose� Gossage, a Colorado Springs local, went at once from type A ball to the Chicago White Sox, beginning his hall-of-fame profession in 1972.

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