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Chasing baseball : our obsession with its history, numbers, people and places

Author: Dorothy Seymour Mills
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Deep interest in memorabilia, fantasy baseball, exhibits, and the games themselves indicate the sport is surviving steroid scandals, negative publicity, and the perception that the game is more nostalgia than a part of current popular culture. This book shows that while basketball and football might enjoy wider popularity, no sport elicits the passion that baseball does"--Provided by publisher.
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Mills, Dorothy Seymour.
Chasing baseball.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2010
(DLC) 2009049607
(OCoLC)432995313
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Seymour Mills
ISBN: 9780786455881 0786455888 0786442891 9780786442898
OCLC Number: 607552653
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 258 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Part One. A Manly Pursuit; 1. Our National Game; 2. The Amateur Spirit; 3. Our Heroes; 4. The Pantheon; 5. Go Figure; 6. Is Baseball the God Game?; 7. Baseball and Our Other National Sport; 8. Brakes on Our Pursuit; Part Two. A Womanly Pursuit; 9. Can Women Be Baseball Stars?; 10. Girls and Women Who Excelled; 11. Girls Are Children, Too; 12. The Courage of Baseball Women; 13. What Baseball Discrimination Is Like; 14. Women Fans Follow Their Passion; 15. Baseball Women of the Future; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Dorothy Seymour Mills ; foreword by Richard C. Crepeau.

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