By Daniel A. Nathan
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Baltimore is the birthplace of Francis Scott Key’s “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the incomparable Babe Ruth, and the gold medalist Michael Phelps. It’s a one of a kind city with singular tales, well-publicized demanding situations, and in addition a wealthy wearing heritage. Baltimore activities: tales from appeal City chronicles the various ways in which activities are an essential component of Baltimore’s heritage and identification and a part of what makes town precise, fascinating, and, for a few humans, loveable.
Wide ranging and eclectic, the essays incorporated right here conceal not just the Orioles and the Ravens, but additionally lesser-known Baltimore athletes and groups. Toots Barger, often called the “Queen of the Duckpins,” makes an visual appeal. So do the Dunbar Poets, thought of by way of a few to be the best high-school basketball group ever.
Bringing jointly the paintings of either historians and newshounds, together with Michael Olesker, former Baltimore Sun columnist, and Rafael Alvarez, who was once named Baltimore’s most sensible author by means of Baltimore Magazine in 2014, Baltimore Sports illuminates attraction urban via this attention-grabbing exploration of its groups, lovers, and athletes.
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Baltimore Sports: Stories from Charm City (Sport, Culture, and Society) by Daniel A. Nathan