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Doug Feldmann

Born: 1970 in Elgin, IL
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Feldmann born in Elgin, and raised in Algonquin before attending Northern Illinois University. Among his books, two were written about the Chicago Cubs and one was of former Chicago Blackhawks captain Keith Magnuson.

Biography: Doug Feldmann is a professor in the College of Education at Northern Kentucky University and a former scout for the Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners, and San Diego Padres. He completed his Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies at Indiana University, his master's degree in Secondary Education at Rockford College, and his bachelor's degree in English and History at Northern Illinois University (where he played baseball and was a walk-on running back on the football team).Dr. Feldmann has written extensively on baseball history and the sport's sociological impact on urban and small-town America. A multiple-time nominee for the Casey Award and the Seymour Medal from the Society for American Baseball Research, Dr. Feldmann is married and lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.He has also written one ebook - ''The Dean of Clinton County: A Baseball Novel.''

  • -- Seymour Medal, Society for American Baseball Research (finalist), ''September Streak

Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Doug Feldmann on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Curriculum and the American rural school /
ISBN: 0761825584 OCLC: 51969013

University Press of America, Lanham, Md. : ©2003.

Dizzy and the Gas House Gang :
ISBN: 9780786462445 OCLC: 908767074

Led by the colorful Dizzy Dean, the 1934 St. Louis Cardinals personified Depression-era America. And perhaps no team before or since found so many ways to will themselves to victory or took such pleasure in willing their foes to defeat. This book presents the legendary exploits of player manager Frankie Frisch, Leo Durocher, the Dean Brothers and the rest of the team that threw dirt at umpires, lofted insults at opposing fans, and hurled themselves at opposing teams.--Jacket.

El birdos :
ISBN: 0786429658 OCLC: 84152858

McFarland & Company, Jefferson, N.C. : ©2007.

"This volume looks at the Cardinal teams of the 1967 and 1968 seasons. Beginning with the ownership shift in the early 1950s, it examines the events leading up to the opening of the new stadium and tracks the various player trades, policy changes and inside dealings of baseball that produced one of the era's great teams"--Provided by publisher.

Fleeter than birds :
ISBN: 0786411651 OCLC: 48550976

McFarland, Jefferson, NC : ©2002.

Gibson's last stand :
ISBN: 0826220126 OCLC: 711050960

University of Missouri Press, Columbia [Mo.] ; ©2011.

Keith Magnuson :
ISBN: 1600788319 OCLC: 859537170

Written with the full support of Keith Magnuson's wife and children, this thrilling and insightful biography pays tribute to a Chicago icon and true hockey legend. One of the most popular Chicago Blackhawks of all time, defenseman Keith Magnuson was raised on the raw, rough traditions of hockey in western Canada. He captained the University of Denver team to its second straight NCAA championship in the spring of 1969 and by autumn joined Blackhawks stars Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, and Tony Esposito, becoming the much-needed policeman for the team. Over the course of the next several seasons, Magnuson and the Blackhawks fell painfully short of their Stanley Cup aspirations; nonetheless, Magnuson's leadership qualities led to his being named captain of the team. On December 15, 2003, Magnuson was in Toronto riding in a car driven by former player, Rob Ramage: he was killed when the car veered over the center line and struck an oncoming vehicle. As veteran sportswriter Bob Verdi described Magnuson upon his retirement from the Blackhawks, there have been many finer athletes in Chicago, but not one finer person, and this biography shares the story of his remarkable life.

Miracle collapse :
ISBN: 0803226373 OCLC: 62878632

University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln : ©2006.

"Civil unrest at home, war abroad, and political uncertainty gripped the nation as the 1970s approached. In the summer of 1969, as a tumultuous decade of American history neared its end, Major League Baseball presented sports fans with a thrilling distraction: a pennant race that pitted the Chicago Cubs, those much-loved perennial also-rans, against the defending National League champs, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the upstart New York Mets."

September streak :
ISBN: 0786415916 OCLC: 52070871

McFarland & Co., Jefferson, N.C. : ©2003.

"This book chronicles the Cubs' 1935 season and the many events that affected the game for years to come: Fans who had once turned to baseball for heroes now laughed at players' uncouth antics and fun-loving carousing; Babe Ruth debuted in the National League with the Boston Braves, and retired soon after; the first major league night game was played in Cincinnati; the chewing gum king Phil Wrigley was the first to broadcast all of his team's games on the radio; and the Cubs won 21 games in a row in September to take the pennant - the last Cubs team to win 100 games in a season."--BOOK JACKET.

St. Louis Cardinals past & present /
ISBN: 0760335281 OCLC: 243548981

MVP Pub. Co., Minneapolis : 2009.

Explore more than a century of Cardinals baseball in this richly illustrated tour of the players, teams, ballparks, and moments that surround this storied frachise. From its origins as the St. Louis Brown Stockings of the American Association to its most recent successes on the field, the Cardinals ball club has a tradition of great moments, great teams, and great players that is virtually unmatched in the game of baseball. Featuring such icons of the sport as Rogers Hornsby, Dizzy Dean, Stan Musial, Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, Ozzie Smith, Albert Pujols, and more, the Cardinals have enjoyed the devoted and passionate attention of millions of fans from around St. Louis and beyond -- and those fans have in turn been rewarded with 17 league pennants and 10 world championships since 1926. This book goes around the horn to celebrate the heroes at each position on the field, from the little-remembered stars of the nineteenth century to the heroes of tomorrow. It presents the speedsters and the sluggers, the field generals and front-office wizards, the voices from the broadcast booth, and the myriad rites of spring that keep fans coming back to Busch Stadium year after year.

The 1976 Cincinnati Reds :
ISBN: 0786438541 OCLC: 335214578

McFarland & Co., Jefferson, N.C. : ©2009.

"The 1976 Cincinnati Reds were one of the last to be considered a "dynasty," and this book documents the season of one of the greatest teams in baseball history. During the pursuit of a second-straight world championship in 1976, the "Big Red Machine" was fueled by all-time hits leader Rose, Foster, Bench and Morgan"--Provided by publisher.

Whitey Herzog builds a winner :
ISBN: 9781476667805 OCLC: 985075761

By June 1980, it had been 11 years since the St. Louis Cardinals had seen the postseason. The team that made three World Series in the 1960s, winning two, was now mired in last place. Enter Whitey Herzog, hired as manager and general manager to right the ship. Within three seasons he moved to regain the championship--