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Baseball without borders : the international pastime

Author: George Gmelch
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A televised baseball game from Puerto Rico, Japan, or even Cuba might look a lot like the North American game. This book looks at how the game was imported - how it took hold and developed, how it is  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Gmelch
ISBN: 0803271255 9780803271258
OCLC Number: 64594333
Description: xxii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Japan: changing of the guard in high school baseball / Dan Gordon --
Japan: the Hanshin Tigers and Japanese Professional Baseball / William W. Kelly --
China: silk gowns and gold gloves / Joseph A. Reaves --
Taiwan: baseball, colonialism, and nationalism / Andrew Morris --
Korea: straw sandals and strong arms / Joseph A. Reaves --
Dominican Republic: forging an international industry / Alan Klein --
Cuba: behind the curtain / Tim Wendel --
Cuba: community, fans, and ballplayers / Thomas Carter --
Puerto Rico: a major league steppingstone / Thomas E. Van Hyning and Franklin Otto --
Nicaragua: in search of diamonds / Dan Gordon --
Brazil: baseball is popular, and the players are Japanese! / Carlos Azzoni, Tales Azzoni, and Wayne Patterson --
Canada: internationalizing America's national pastime / Colin Howell --
Italy: no hotdogs in the bleachers / Peter Carino --
Holland: an American coaching honkbal / Harvey Shapiro --
Great Britain: baseball's battle for respect in the land of cricket, rugby, and soccer / Josh Chetwynd --
Australia: baseball down under / Joseph Clark --
Afterword: is baseball really global?
Responsibility: edited by George Gmelch.
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