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Death at the ballpark : a comprehensive study of game-related fatalities of players, other personnel and spectators in amateur and professional baseball, 1862-2007

Author: Robert M Gorman; David Weeks
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This ground-breaking study covers nearly 150 years of game-related fatalities. Topics include pitched- and batted-ball fatalities, weather fatalities, structural failures, fatalities stemming from violence or risky behavior, and deaths by natural causes"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Gorman; David Weeks
ISBN: 9780786434350 078643435X
OCLC Number: 212328361
Description: vii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Players. Beaning fatalities ; Other pitched-ball fatalities ; Thrown ball fatalities --
Bat and batted-ball fatalities ; Collision fatalities ; Health-related fatalities ; Fatalities from weather and field conditions ; Fatalities from violence ; Erroneously reported player fatalities --
Field personnel. Play, health, and field-related fatalities among field personnel ; Violence against field personnel --
Fans. Action-related fatalities among fans ; Fan fatalities from falls, risky behavior, and violence ; Health-related fatalities among fans ; Weather and field-related fatalities among fans --
Appendix A: Uncategorized fatalities --
Appendix B: Unconfirmed fatalities --
Appendix C: Chronology of all fatalities.
Responsibility: Robert M. Gorman and David Weeks.
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Despite its whizzing fastballs and screaming line drives, baseball is not an especially dangerous sport. But for many years the national pastime was believed to lead various sports in injuries and  Read more...

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