The Iowa Baseball Confederacy

The Iowa Baseball Confederacy

Book - 1986 | 1st Ballantine Books trade ed
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Gideon Clarke is a man on a quest. He is out to prove to the world, as his father tried before him, that the world-champion Chicago Cubs traveled to Onamata, Iowa, in the summer of 1908 for an exhibition game against all-stars from the Iowa Baseball Confederacy, an amateur league. The game, which was to be short, pleasant, and, the Cubs thought, one-sided, turned into a titanic battle of over two thousand innings, played mostly in the pouring rain. This game is not on the record books. No one remembers it or the Confederacy. But Gideon Clarke knows it happened, and he is determined to set the record straight.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1986
Edition: 1st Ballantine Books trade ed
ISBN: 9780345410245
0345410246
Branch Call Number: FIC K6253io
Characteristics: 310 p. ; 21 cm

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FavouriteFiction Oct 31, 2009

Gideon Clarke knows that in 1908 there was an exhibition game played between the Chicago Cubs and the amateur Iowa Baseball Confederacy that lasted 2000 innings. Nobody believes him because the game in not in the record books. He sets out on a quest to prove that this historic game took place.

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