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The Cambridge companion to baseball

Author: Leonard Cassuto; Stephen Bradford Partridge
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2011.
Series: Cambridge companions complete collection.; Cambridge companions to philosophy, religion and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A resource for anyone interested in the history and culture of baseball, this title considers baseball's place in America as well as addressing topics such as baseball in literature and film and the challenges presented by steroid use.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Cassuto; Stephen Bradford Partridge
ISBN: 9780511974250 0511974256 9780521761826 0521761824
OCLC Number: 753868952
Notes: "Cambridge collections online."
Title from PDF title page (viewed Aug. 17, 2011).
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 244 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
Contents: Introduction Leonard Cassuto; Chronology Stephen Partridge; 1. The rules of baseball Steven P. Gietschier; 2. Baseball in literature, baseball as literature Timothy Morris and Stephen Partridge; 3. Babe Ruth, sabermetrics, and baseball's politics of greatness Leonard Cassuto and David Grant; Interchapter: Babe Ruth Leonard Cassuto; 4. Not the major leagues: Japanese- and Mexican-Americans and the national pastime Samuel O. Regalado; 5. Baseball and the color line: from the Negro Leagues to Major League Baseball Leslie Heaphy; Interchapter: Jackie Robinson and Curt Flood Matthew Frye Jacobson; 6. Baseball and war Richard Crepeau; 7. Baseball and the American city David Finoli; Interchapter: Walter O'Malley Leonard Cassuto; 8. Baseball at the movies George Grella; 9. The baseball fan Al Filreis; 10. Baseball and material culture David F. Venturo; Interchapter: the Honus Wagner T-206 baseball card David F. Venturo; 11. Global baseball: Japan and East Asia Masaru Ikei; Interchapter: Roberto Clemente and Ichiro Leonard Cassuto; 12. Global baseball: Latin America Arturo J. Marcano and David P. Fidler; 13. Cheating in baseball David Luban and Daniel Luban; Interchapter: Pete Rose Leonard Cassuto; 14. The evolution of baseball's economy Andrew Zimbalist; Interchapter: Andy Messersmith, Charlie Finley, and George Steinbrenner Jonathan Lewin; 15. Baseball and the mass media Curt Smith; A guide to further reading.
Series Title: Cambridge companions complete collection.; Cambridge companions to philosophy, religion and culture.
Other Titles: Baseball
Responsibility: edited by Leonard Cassuto, Stephen Partridge.

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From Babe Ruth to the Black Sox scandal, this Companion examines baseball's history, global identity, current challenges and memorable personalities.  Read more...

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