When Towns Had Teams has become the definitive book about the kind of baseball that was the heart and soul of small town life in the state just after WWII, and for the next three decades, before disappearing. The book provides a snapshot of a place and time that has all but faded from view.
Baumer interviewed over 40 various former players, coaches, umpires and others that were intimately connected to town team and semi-pro baseball in Maine. Quintessentially capturing the culture of rural communities, When Towns Had Teams represents regional writing at its best.
When Towns Had Teams was published by River Vision Press.