Author: David King & Tom Kayser
Publisher: The History Press
Copyright: February 2014
Since forming in 1888, the Texas League has produced some of the most beloved American baseball players and seen more than its fair share of colorful events. In 1931, Houston pitcher Dizzy Dean pitched and won both ends of a double-header in Fort Worth, throwing a three-hit shutout in the second game. In 1906, center fielder Tris Speaker pitched for Cleburne to beat Temple 10-3. In 1998, Arkansas' Tyrone Horne hit for the "homer cycle" in San Antonio, finishing to a standing ovation. "The Texas League Baseball Almanac" delivers day by day the record-breaking events, personal triumphs and memorable games that helped to shape baseball in the region. Join authors David King and Tom Kayser on a nine-inning trip down one of minor-league baseball's most historic institutions, both in season and off. .
Tom Kayser is the president of the Texas League and member of the Society for American Baseball Research. He has worked as the assistant director of minor leagues as well as manager of several minor league teams throughout the country. At twenty-four he became one of the youngest managers in minor league history, and at twenty-seven one of the youngest owners of a minor league team. He is a graduate of Point Park College and lives in San Antonio, Texas. David King is creative director of Discovery Clinical Trials, a freelance writer and journalist from New Braunfels. Previously, he was a sports writer for the San Antonio Express News and an editor at Texas State University. He has collaborated on projects with the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and National Baseball Hall of Fame.