First Take
9:51 am
Sun February 9, 2014

Baseball in Denver - the way back story

Baseball arrived in Denver long before the big league Colorado Rockies. Babe Ruth barnstormed through Denver. So did Josh Gibson, Satchell Paige and the 1937 Trujillo All-Stars from the Dominican Republic. And Coors Field is the fifth baseball park Denver has seen.

Read all about it Baseball in Denver: Images of Baseball by Matthew Repplinger II, who also keep statistics with the Rockies and manages a semi pro team, the Denver Browns. In Baseball in Denver, he also retells the story of "The Ghost," Oliver Hazzard Marcelle, a native of the Five Points neighborhood who was said to be one of the greatest third basemen ever to play the game.

Repplinger's book Baseball in Denver is available at fine booksellers around town, and at the website www.baseballindenver.com.

length of feature - about 8 minutes