Is this the most comprehensive, detailed, and AWESOME book in Minor League Baseball history? Many are saying that (including us - we're saying that).
The Emeralds Encyclopedia, informally dubbed the "Emcyclopedia" chronicles every year of Eugene Emeralds history starting with the Eugene Larks era of the 1950's to the Emeralds inaugural season in 1955, all the way up to the present day (2021). The Emeralds Encyclopedia includes full team stats from every Ems season, photos that have not seen the light of day in decades, press clippings and box scores, player profiles, game programs, and countless memories built at Bethel Park, Civic Stadium, and PK Park.
Never before has a book been so meticulously crafted to portray the in-depth history of a Minor League Baseball team.
Author Chris Rohaley, along with former Register-Guard writer Steve Mims, together crafted this one-of-a-kind encyclopedia that will bring you blasts from the past with each turn of the page. From winning the league title in the team's first -ever season to the Triple-A days with Mike Schmidt patrolling third base at Civic Stadium to the introduction of Los Monarcas de Eugene, every major moment in Ems history is noted in this incredible piece of literary work.