Football in Baltimore is a tour of one of the world's premier collections of Baltimore sports memorabiliahighlighting memorable games and players and exploring a pop culture that surrounded and has survived them. Patterson moved to Baltimore in what turned out to be the final decade of the Baltimore Colts and has amassed a remarkable collection of items that both collectors and sports fans will enjoy.
Patterson introduces us to the teams and early stars of Johns Hopkins and Morgan State; Army-Navy games in old Municipal Stadium; high-school rivalries like City-Poly, Loyola–Calvert Hall, Gilman-McDonogh, and the great years of Patterson High; the original Colts (colors silver and green); and, at considerable length, the legendary Baltimore Colts of Johnny Unitas, Lenny Moore, Raymond Berry, Alan "the Horse" Ameche, Artie Donovan, Bert Jones, and Lydell Mitchell. He includes the next chapters in this eventful story: the fight to bring pro football back to the city, the dawn of the Ravens era, and the building of a new football stadium in downtown Baltimore.
|Publisher:||Johns Hopkins University Press|
|Edition description:||second edition|
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Table of ContentsForeword to the Second Edition by Michael Gibbons
Foreword by Raymond Berry
1. The Early Years
2. Here Come the Colts
3. Back to Stay
4. The Sixties: The Bridesmaid Decade
5. The Decline and Fall
6. The Long, Hard Journey Back
7. A Ravens Renaissance, by Dean Smith
8. The Second Coming, by Dean Smith
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"Ted Patterson’s meticulously researched Football in Baltimore, now featuring Dean Smith’s championship update, perfectly captures the magical tour-de-force of Baltimore football, as played and celebrated along the shores of Chesapeake."
Ted Patterson’s meticulously researched Football in Baltimore, now featuring Dean Smith’s more-than-able championship update, perfectly captures the magical tour-de-force of Baltimore football, as played and celebrated along the shores of Chesapeake.