Louisville's Parkway Field, Part Two
September 08, 2010
The second part of the Parkway Field set is now complete and was prepared for mailing over the Labor Day weekend. Its contents focuses on the performance of the Louisville Colonels at their new ballpark, Parkway Field. The first half deals with the inaugural season, 1923 and contains a special section on the value of home runs hit in Louisville that season. It contains a thorough statistical component which supports the narrative without becoming an obstacle to the overall story. In addition, spotlights on key players are provided, including biographical details, including future Hall of Famer Earle Combs, and ace starting pitchers Nick (Norman Andrew) Cullop and Wayland Dean.
The second half of this issue deals with the Colonels' 1925 Championship season at Parkway Field. It contains much of the same information as covered in the first half but does not go into quite the same detail regarding home runs. Instead, a game-by-game account of the Colonels' 14-game winning streak which began June 1 when the Colonels hosted the Columbus Senators. It kicked of an amazingly successful (and long) homestand which set the wheels in motion for their dominating pennant run. A statistical summary of this vital two-week stretch is provided.
This 31,000 word document is thoroughly researched and well-documented. It views the Colonels through the perceptive pen of Louisville Courier-Journal sports editor Bruce Dudley, offering many verbatim examples of his descriptions.
Also included are numerous photos and tables. One key highlight from a design standpoint is a double-page photograph of Parkway Field under construction which was purchased through the University of Louisville for use in the Almanac.
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