Kiss 'Em Goodbye: An ESPN Treasury of Failed, Forgotten, and Departed Teams

Kiss Em Goodbye An ESPN Treasury of Failed Forgotten and Departed Teams THEY RE GOING GOING GONE Their names roll off the tongue a litany of the damned the Providence Steam Roller the Wilmington Quicksteps the Cincinnati Porkers They are the lost squads of profession

  • Title: Kiss 'Em Goodbye: An ESPN Treasury of Failed, Forgotten, and Departed Teams
  • Author: Dennis Purdy Joe Torre
  • ISBN: 9780345520128
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Paperback
  • THEY RE GOING, GOING, GONE Their names roll off the tongue, a litany of the damned the Providence Steam Roller, the Wilmington Quicksteps, the Cincinnati Porkers They are the lost squads of professional sports history teams forsaken by fans, fleeced by owners, or forgotten by time Until now Kiss Em Goodbye unearths the real stories of dozens of vanished teamsTHEY RE GOING, GOING, GONE Their names roll off the tongue, a litany of the damned the Providence Steam Roller, the Wilmington Quicksteps, the Cincinnati Porkers They are the lost squads of professional sports history teams forsaken by fans, fleeced by owners, or forgotten by time Until now Kiss Em Goodbye unearths the real stories of dozens of vanished teams that once graced and often disgraced North America s big leagues Like the St Paul Apostles, the only major league team never to have played a home game Card Pitt, the NFL s World War II doormat and the Philadelphia Quakers of the NHL, a team owned jointly by bootleggers and a retired boxer who climbed back into the ring to help meet payroll In obituaries for both big city franchises that skipped town the Balti Colts, the Brooklyn Dodgers and small town teams that had their brief moment of glory the Tonawanda Kardex, the Pottsville Maroons , Kiss Em Goodbye commemorates mysterious fires, waterlogged basketball courts, fields tended by goats cheaper than mowers , and uniforms that broke team budgets It s all here in a fascinating, hilarious, page turning celebration of teams that prove it s not whether you win or lose, but that you once played the game.

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    1. Dennis Purdy Joe Torre Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Kiss 'Em Goodbye: An ESPN Treasury of Failed, Forgotten, and Departed Teams book, this is one of the most wanted Dennis Purdy Joe Torre author readers around the world.

    2. "Kiss 'Em Goodbye" tells the stories of 86 "failed and forgotten" professional sports teams, from the mid-1800s to the present. Dennis Purdy does a fine job of collecting an oddball assortment of little-known franchises that, for one reason or another, have departed from the sports scene. There's a great assortment of histories here, from obscure teams to more well-known "failures" such as the Brooklyn Dodgers. (He even includes one of my favorite teams from the past, the American Basketball Ass [...]

    3. It's always nice to get a good sports history lesson. I always stump my friends with the trivia question "who was the first American team to win a Stanley Cup." So far nobody's guessed the Seattle Metropolitans.

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