The Wild West had nothing on Montana’s first baseball games. Fights, booze, cheating and gambling fueled the state’s inaugural professional league in 1892. The turn of the century brought star-studded barnstorming tours and threats of bloodshed. Big Sky Country embraced a distinctly different version of the old ballgame, and Montana players who made their way to big league diamonds helped change the sport on and off the field. That’s the premise of Montana Baseball History, published by The History Press in June 2015.
Check it out:
Montana Baseball History (Introduction)
By Skylar Browning and Jeremy Watterson
The History Press
Published: June 2015
Available at your local bookseller, here or here (or contact me for autographed copies)