|Baseball's Canadian-American League:
A History of Its Inception, Franchises, Participants, Locales, Statistics,
Demise & Legacy, 1936-1951
|The history of a Class C minor league
during a turbulent 15 years reveals what
minor league baseballâ€”indeed, all of
baseballâ€”was experiencing: the coming of
night baseball, World War II, the postwar
era, integration, competition with television.
Includes stories of stars in the making: Bob
Lemon, Tommy LaSorda, Al Rosen, Lou
Burdette, and of those who never made it
to the majors.
Harold J. Martin
|The New York Yankees Visited the
Amsterdam Rugmakers in 1949.
Left to Right: Bill Dickey, Casey
Stengel, Rugmakers Manager Mayo
Smith, and Yankees Coach Bill
|Amsterdam Rugmakers General
Admission Opening Day Ticket
|By David Pietrusza
Foreward by John Thorn
|Canadian-American League Managers at the Minor League All-Star Game, July 9, 1939
in Cooperstown, New York. Left to right: Elmer Yoter (Gloversville-Johnstown
Glovers), Steve Yerkes (Cornwall Maple Leafs), Amby McConnell (Utica Braves), George
"Knotty" Lee (Ogdensburg Colts), Wally Schang (Ottawa Senators), Eddie Sawyer
(Amsterdam Rugmakers), and Admiral J. "Pepper" Martin (Rome Colonels).
at Mohawk Mills Park
|The 1947 Schenectady Blue Jays,
attired in cast-off Phillies unforms,
celebrate their pennant. Lee Riley (Pat
Riley's father) is front row third from
|Canadian-American Alumni With Major League Experience
|1936 Perth (Ontario) Royals.
Manager Steve Yerkes, second row, far right.
Schenectady, New York
|A limited number of copies of
League remain available for
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|Can-Am League Ballparks
Rugmakers in the Majors
Blue Jays in the Majors
Electrics in the Majors
Can-Am League Records
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