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Baseball : a history of America's favorite game

Author: George Vecsey
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, ©2006.
Series: Modern Library chronicles, 25.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the great bards of America's Grand Old Game gives a rousing account of baseball, from its pre-Republic roots to the present day. Vecsey casts a fresh eye on the sport, illuminates its foibles and triumphs, and makes a classic story seem refreshingly new. This book is a narrative of America's can-do spirit, in which stalwart immigrants could transplant cricket and rounders in the fertile American culture and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vecsey, George.
Baseball.
New York : Modern Library, 2006
(DLC) 2006045033
(OCoLC)68712379
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Vecsey
ISBN: 9781588367983 1588367983 9781588367983 1588367983 9780307494061 0307494063
OCLC Number: 430808484
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 252 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Series Title: Modern Library chronicles, 25.
Responsibility: George Vecsey.

Abstract:

One of the great bards of America's Grand Old Game gives a rousing account of baseball, from its pre-Republic roots to the present day. Vecsey casts a fresh eye on the sport, illuminates its foibles and triumphs, and makes a classic story seem refreshingly new. This book is a narrative of America's can-do spirit, in which stalwart immigrants could transplant cricket and rounders in the fertile American culture and die-hard unionist players could later become the tightfisted avatars of the game's big-money establishment. It's a celebration of champions and underdogs. But most of all, it is a testament to the unbreakable bond between our nation's pastime and the fans, who've remained loyal through the fifty-year-long interdict on black athletes, the Black Sox scandal, franchise relocation, and the use of performance-enhancing drugs by some major stars.--From publisher description.

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