Pitchers of Beer: The Story of the Seattle Rainiers

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In 1937, when local beer baron Emil Sick stepped in, the Seattle Indians were a struggling minor-league baseball team teetering on collapse. Moved to mix baseball and beer by his good friend and fellow brewer, New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, Sick built a new stadium and turned the team into a civic treasure. The Rainiers (newly named after the beer) set attendance records and won Pacific Coast League titles in 1939, ’40, ’41, ’51, and ’55.   The story of the Rainiers spans the end of the Great Depression, World War II, the rise of the airline industry, and the incursion of Major League Baseball into the West Coast (which ultimately spelled doom for the club). It features well-known personalities such as Babe Ruth, who made an unsuccessful bid to manage the team; Hall of Famer Rogers Hornsby, who did manage the Rainiers; and Ron Santo, a batboy who went on to a storied career with the Chicago Cubs. Mixing traditional baseball lore with tales of mischief, Pitchers of Beer relates the twenty-seven-year history of the Rainiers, a history that captures the timeless appeal of baseball, along with the local moments and minutiae that bring the game home to each and every one of us. Pitchers of Beer showcases fifty-two photographs of players and memorabilia from noted Northwest baseball collector David Eskenazi.

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Dan Raley is an editor with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Previously a sportswriter for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer for nearly three decades, he has won over fifty national and regional writing awards. He is also the author of Tideflats to Tomorrow: The History of Seattle’s SoDo.

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"I'd recommend "Pitchers of Beer" highly to anyone who wants a well-written, well-documented history of what still stands for many as the true Golden Age of Seattle Baseball."--Arne Christensen, Seamheads.com --Arne Christensen"Seamheads.com" (03/25/2011)

"This book is entertaining, informative and well-researched. It's a minor-league "Ball Four", from an era in which ballplayers' warts were invariably ignored in print. Even those who lived in Rainiers-era Seattle will be surprised to learn some of the things going on behind the scenes."--Dwight Perry, " Seattle Times" sports columnist --Dwight Perry (10/04/2010)

"Raley brings these characters back to life with deft storytelling and very readable text. The result is a rich team history that will rekindle long-forgotten memories for old Rainiers enthusiasts."--James Bailey, "Baseball America"--James Bailey"Baseball America" (05/11/2011)

"For those who love the game of baseball for the game and the charact--Leslie Heaphy "Arete "

"I've worn the Rainiers (Mariners throwback) uniforms. Readers will love Dan Raley's book."--Ken Griffey, Jr.--Ken Griffey, Jr. (10/04/2010)

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