Saturday, July 4, 2009

Baseball in Fort Wayne

Baseball in Fort Wayne by Chad Gramling; 2007; 127 pages; Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC; 0-7385-4129-X; 6/27/09-6/28/09

This is one of a series called Images of Baseball, I reviewed a while back, Baseball in Portland. Chad Gramling who also writes the Baseball in Fort Wayne blog does an awesome job of chronicling baseball in Fort Wayne, IN in all it's different forms. The Kekiongas were the first team, so named for the Natives Americans that used to live in the area. He effectively uses pictures taken over time to work with the text to chronicle the changes in baseball in Fort Wayne. There seems to have always been baseball in some form in Fort Wayne since prior to the Civil War. One of the most well known teams in Fort Wayne were the Daisies of the All American Girls Baseball League, which was immortalized in the movie A League of their Own. I started following baseball in Fort Wayne when the Wizards became a farm club of the Padres, they have since changed their name to the Tincaps, but are still a Padres farm club, so it is a good place to find information on the Padres up and comers. RRR

1 comment:

fwbaseball said...

Thanks for the review and the kind words. Glad to know I am doing the sport proud. :) Keep up the great work.