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Author: William Humber; John St James
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1996.
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All I thought about was baseball.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)604924628
Material Type: Government publication, Local government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Humber; John St James
ISBN: 080200444X 9780802004444 0802072372 9780802072375
OCLC Number: 34634734
Description: xvii, 352 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The remarkable Asahis: West Coast Japanese baseball before the Second World War / Pat Adachi and Iwaichi Kawashiri --
Catch: the 1992 World Series, game 3 / Roger Angell --
The day the braves came to town: te Maritime champs host a crew of National Leaguers / Robert Ashe --
A rifle in deep centre: love and baseball in the Thompson Valley, 1890 / George Bowering --
There was always the baseball: the Prairie pastime in the Dirty Thirties (reminiscence) / Barry Broadfoot --
The Hoydens meet Helena Rubinstein / Bonnie Baker and the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League / Lois Browne --
1994: breaking the heart of the game: the modern fan; exposed to the powers of greed / Stephen Brunt --
Base Ball in Canada, 1876: 'a new era in base ball inaugurated in Ontario' / William Bryce --
Fast and Loose: The 1940 Toronto Maple Leafs --
striving to be 'loose as a goose' / Morley Callaghan. All we really wnated was a ballpark: Toronto's edifice complex wins out / Jon Caulfield --
His second wind: the moral force of baseball in the pioneer West (fiction) / Ralph Connor --
I'll give you ten Harry Spilmans for a Larry Walker: baseball collectibles north of the border / David Crichton and Randy Echlin --
One pitch away from glory: Canada's 1984 Olympic team / James Davidson --
Edmonton's Mr. Baseball: pursuing a labour of love (reminiscence) / John Ducey --
One man's family is his fan club: Ferguson Jenkins hits the bigs / Milt Dunnell --
All I thought abut was baseball: saved by a grasshopper plague! (reminiscence) / Bob Emslie --
Caribou hooves and the midnight sun: the game on Baffin Island / Scott Feschuk --
1913 Newfoundland baseball takes hold: a modest beginning on the island colony / Russell Field --
The old home team: boyhood heroes in Grand Falls, NB / David Folster. God hit a home run: Sunday baseball in Ottawa-Hill (fiction) / Robert Fontaine --
A game of long-ago (1838): a match between the Beachville Club and the Zorras (reminiscence) / Adam Ford --
Quattrocento baseball: Italian art and The Montreal Expos / Adam Gopnik --
Canada from Eh to Zed: a polite introduction to Canada for our American cousins / Alison Gordon --
The winning ball: a club from Rochseter meets its match in Guelph (fiction) / Zane Grey --
Bill Lee finds serenity in the good life: the spaceman lands in Lonueuil / Jane Gross --
The pitcher: 'can a man of 37 really get into shape?' (fiction) / Hugh Hood --
The man who taught the bambino: the mystery of Brother Matthias / Colin Howell --
Vegas gives the Jays the cold shoulder: just what do you have to do to be the favourite? / Larry Humber --
Just another roadside attraction: youth baseball in bowmanville, Ontraio / William Humber. Colonialism, civility and the National Team: beating them at their own game / Mark Kingwell --
Eggs: is there one more spring left in this arm? (fiction) / W.P. Kinsella --
The amity of Victoria, 1866-1905: the best in the Pacific Northwest / Geoff Lacasse --
Three cheers for Monsieur Folbeche: religious wars on the diamond (fiction) / Roger Lemelin --
Canadian baseball paradise gardens: the pleasures of small-town ballparks / Arthur Lierman --
Jim Crow comes North: Canada's role in organized baseball's ban on blacks / David McDonald --
A boy's dream comes true ... 50 years later: sandlot ball in Toronto (1940s) / Tom McKillop --
Basebal is culture: the revealing drama of sport / Marshall Mcluhan --
Magic summer: Penetang Phil looks back on the 1947 season (reminiscence) / Phil Marchildon and Brian Kendall --
Cannonball Crane and Sunlight Park: high drama at Toronto's first ballpark / Bruce Meyer. Knotty Lee: Canadian baseball's forgottne pioneer: player, manager, owner, league builder / David Pietrusza --
The magick of the Druids: how the curse on the Blue Jays was finally lifted (fiction) / Paul Quarrington --
Looking for home: Canada and the major leagues / Alan Rauch --
Up from the minors in Montreal: the glory days of the Montreal Royals --
When I played at Sunnyside, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven: women's softball in its heyday / Laura Robinson --
Notes for a baseball opera: Wagner would have loved the game / John St. James --
Mel Kerr --
how brief was his glory: sipping a quick cup of coffee --
The last barnstormer: an all-time grea appears in North Battleford / Dave Shury --
Cape Breton Colliery League: they hated to leave Cape Breton / Spalding, Official Baseball Guide --
Assumption College's Mighty Vive: Canada's baseball school / Tony Techko. The history of Canada and the World: April-October 1969: the Expos enter the world stage ; Dan Turner --
Babe Ruth comes to Pickle River: the 1932 World Series just imagine you're there (fiction) / Nelles Van Loon --
From Swift Current to the '75 World Series: Reggie Cleveland enters the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame / Larry Wood --
We won't be needing you, Al: playing out the dream in Winnipeg (fiction) / Scott Young --
The Smilin' Rattler: playin' baseball and workin' away, that saved Jimmy's life' / Brenda Zeman --
L'equipe de Denis Boucher: if only they'd kept Le Grand Orange / Dan Ziniuk --
Canada's baseball-hockey connection: 'I wanted to be Doug Harvey' / Eric Zweig.
Responsibility: edited by William Humber and John St. James.

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