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Diamonds around the globe : the encyclopedia of international baseball

Author: Peter C Bjarkman
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this reference book, the first of its kind, narrative chapters trace the history of baseball in Australia, Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and throughout the rest of the world. Each chapter also profiles the teams in each country and includes biographies of famous players throughout history. The book is capped off with a chronology of important events, an annotated  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter C Bjarkman
ISBN: 0313322686 9780313322686
OCLC Number: 56011712
Description: xlii, 607 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Birth of the international pastime --
Cuba --
Canada --
Japan --
The Dominican Republic --
Venezuela --
Puerto Rico --
Mexico --
The Caribbean Basin --
Europe, Africa, and the Pacific Rim --
Baseball's Olympic movements --
The Caribbean and baseball's real World Series.
Responsibility: Peter C. Bjarkman.
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"In this reference book, the first of its kind, narrative chapters trace the history of baseball in Australia, Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and throughout the rest of the world. Each chapter also profiles the teams in each country and includes biographies of famous players throughout history. The book is capped off with a chronology of important events, an annotated bibliography, and contact information for official baseball federations throughout the world."--Jacket.

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