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Baseball without borders : the international pastime

Author: George Gmelch
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : 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 organized, played, and followed - and what these local and regional trends and features say about the sport's place in particular cultures.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Baseball without borders.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska, ©2006
(DLC) 2006007738
(OCoLC)64594333
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Gmelch
ISBN: 080325606X 9780803256064
OCLC Number: 74813629
Notes: "A Bison original"--Page 4 of cover.
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 326 pages) : illustrations
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? / George Gmelch.
Responsibility: edited by George Gmelch.

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