Hot Springs was the beginning of major league baseball spring training.
Plano, TX (PRWEB) February 01, 2016
Don Duren’s new book, Boiling Out at the Springs - A History of Major League Baseball Spring Training at Hot Springs, Arkansas, ($25.49, paperback, 9781498455251; $9.99, e-book, 9781498455275) traces baseball spring training back to the beginning when the Chicago White Stockings (later Cubs) first trained in Hot Springs in 1886. As per the author, over 45% of the baseball players in the Hall of Fame trained at the Spa including players such as Cap Anson, Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson, Babe Ruth, Cool Papa Bell, Satchel Paige, Branch Rickey, and Roy Campanella. To add to the excitement, Hank Aaron and Jackie Robinson each played a game at Hot Springs during the 1950s. Duren’s research relates important facts and nostalgia about major league baseball spring training including teams such as the Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Pirates, Brooklyn Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, New York Highlanders – and many more that trained in the city.
“Hot Springs was the beginning of major league baseball spring training,” states the author. “Baseball fans will enjoy the many interesting stories that have been uncovered through years of research.”
Don Duren grew up in Hot Springs, Arkansas and is well acquainted with the area. He played baseball in high school, including American Legion, in Hot Springs and Air Force baseball in Germany. He has written four books about the history of major league and minor league baseball that took place in Hot Springs. He is a member of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR), the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and the Garland County Historical Society (in Hot Springs).
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Media Group, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 15,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Boiling Out at the Springs - A History of Major League Baseball Spring Training at Hot Springs, Arkansas through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.
Media Contact: Don Duren