Yankees to Fighting Irish

Yankees to Fighting Irish

What's Behind your Favorite Team's Name

Book - 2004
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basketball, and hockey, plus 150 college teams and 100 of the strangest names from other sports and leagues. This book will delight any sports fan, even those who already know that the Yankees were once known as the Highlanders, the Fighting Irish were once called the Ramblers, and the Chicago Cubs were originally the White Stockings. Rich in stories, history, and challenging trivia, this is the most complete book of its kind ever assembled. Book jacket.
No team name is an accident and every team name has a story. In this delightful and informative romp through the origin and evolution of team names, Michael Leo Donovan uncovers the fascinating and often funny tales behind the monikers of our favorite-and maybe not so favorite-teams. Tigers and Phillies, Spiders and Lugnuts, Owls, Demon Deacons, Billikens, and Hokies, they are all here. In fact, Donovan covers all 120 North American professional franchises in football, baseball,
Publisher: Dallas : Taylor Trade Pub., c2004
ISBN: 1589790340 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: 796.06073 DON
Characteristics: xxii, 187 p. ; 23 cm


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