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Book details
  • Genre:SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SubGenre:Baseball / History
  • Language:English
  • Pages:80
  • eBook ISBN:9781483523316

Ten-Cent Beer Night and the 1974 Baseball Season

by Daniel R. Grimes

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Overview

Ten-Cent Beer Night in Cleveland on June 4, 1974, was a promotion — at a Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers game — that led to the biggest riot by spectators in the history of sporting events in North America. The 1974 baseball season was significant for many other events as well. In that year, Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's all-time home run record, the Oakland A's went for their third World Series title in a row, Tommy John surgery was performed for the first time, and the fiery Billy Martin set out to turn the Texas Rangers into a winning team. This was a pivotal period in baseball history where old-school and modern baseball collided.

Description

Ten-Cent Beer Night in Cleveland on June 4, 1974, was a promotion — at a Cleveland Indians vs. Texas Rangers game — that led to the biggest riot by spectators in the history of sporting events in North America. The 1974 baseball season was significant for many other events as well. In that year, Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's all-time home run record, the Oakland A's went for their third World Series title in a row, Tommy John surgery was performed for the first time, and the fiery Billy Martin set out to turn the Texas Rangers into a winning team. This was a pivotal period in baseball history where old-school and modern baseball collided.

About the author

Daniel Grimes is an "in the trenches" kind of historian who visits many of the sites he writes about. His passion for history is evident in his writing. He has a comprehensive knowledge of American and world history. His writing is very objective, narrative history. Many primary sources are used. This shows in the illustrative detail in his books.   The Hessians and the American Revolution, available as an ebook, provides a more personal view of the Hessian Germans as well as many other people caught up in the Revolutionary War. Braddock's Defeat: George Washington and the French and Indian War describes one of the biggest Indian victories in the history of North America. He authored The American Revolution: The Battle of Germantown and the Fight for Philadelphia, published as a specialty book. This book is a favorite of colonial reenactors. Other ebooks include The Irish Who Fought for Mexico: the San Patricio Battalion and the Mexican-American War and The Long Road to Revolution: The Many Conflicts in Colonial America. Daniel Grimes is currently working on a book about Spartacus and the pirates of the Mediterranean in the time of the Roman Republic. He is also an avid sports fan and pursues an interest in sports history.

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