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Baseball in America and America in Baseball
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Baseball in America and America in Baseball (Hardback)

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Presenting views from a variety of sport and history experts, ""Baseball in America and America in Baseball"" captures the breadth and unsuspected variety of our national fascination and identification with America's Game.Chapters cover such well-known figures as Ty Cobb and lesser-known topics like the ""invisible"" baseball played by Japanese Americans during the 1930s and 1940s. A study of baseball in rural California from the Gold Rush to the turn of the twentieth century provides an interesting glimpse at how the game evolved from its earliest beginnings to something most modern observers would find familiar. Chapters on the Negro League's Baltimore Black Sox, financial profits of major league teams from 1900 to 1956, and American aspirations to a baseball-led cultural hegemony during the first half of the twentieth century round out this superb collection of sport history scholarship.""Baseball in America and America in Baseball"" belongs on the bookshelf of any avid student of the game and its history. It also provides interesting glimpses into the sociology of sport in America.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesRegional studiesSport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationBaseball Publisher: Texas A & M University Press Publication Date: 15/06/2008 ISBN-13: 9781603440233  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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DONALD G. KYLE is a professor of history at the University of Texas at Arlington. His special research emphasis is sport history. ROBERT B. FAIRBANKS is chair of the Department of History at the University of Texas at Arlington and specializes in urban history studies.

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