A Stitch in Time: A Baseball Chronology, 1845-2002

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A Stitch in Time: A Baseball Chronology, 1845-2002 written by the "Voice of the Astros" for over 25 years, Gene Elston, covers in detail the exciting, unusual, strange, and forgotten events of Baseball from 1845 to date.

This one-of-a-kind book details events from all areas of the game, including notable events in the major leagues, good coverage of the minor leagues, women in baseball, the Negro leagues, as well as behind-the-scene trades, scandals, machinations, and other highlights.

In 352 pages, Mr. Elston provides a wealth of baseball facts, insight, and rare photos that only a lifetime of involvement in the game can provide. Includes an introduction written by Tal Smith, President of the Houston Astros.

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A STITCH IN TIME includes more than 2000 unique facts and dozens of rare photographs. Much of the information available in A STITCH IN TIME has never before been published.

About the Author:

Gene Elston began baseball play-by-play in 1946 with Waterloo in the Class-B Three-I League. In 1950 Gene began a four-season stint in the Class-A Western League with Des Moines.

Gene Elston's Major league career began in 1954 with the Chicago Cubs. In 1958 he joined the Mutual Broadcasting Company's Game of the Day for three years. A 25-year stay with the Houston Colt 45s/ Astros began in 1962.

Over this same period Gene worked other sports, mainly basketball and football. He covered games in the Big Ten (Iowa and Northwestern), and also the University of Houston and the Southwest Conference Games of the Week. During the 1962-1980 period Gene did cable television SWC football and basketball games.

In 1987 Gene began a 10-year run with CBS working their Baseball Game of the Week. He retired in 1997 and began work on A Stitch in Time: A Baseball Chronology.

One of the highlights of Gene's career was covering Major League baseball for 25 years with one team, and prior to that receiving the break that allowed him to learn the game from the ground up during nine seasons in the minors. Then to top it off, Gene worked 13 years calling both American and National league games on national radio. Being in the right place at the right time enabled Gene to cover 11 no-hitters -those 11 thrills were topped off when he called two of them in two days in 1969.

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