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Diamonds in the rough : the untold history of baseball

Author: Joel Zoss; John Stewart Bowman
Publisher: Lincoln, Neb. : University of Nebraska Press, ©2004.
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Pairing their detailed, informative research with a sophisticated anecdotal approach, Joel Zoss and John Bowman have written a fascinating, original, literate, and concise compendium of the history and issues surrounding America's national pastime. Addressed are such diverse topics as the origins of the game, the contributions of minorities and women, the evolution of umpiring, baseball's influence on literature and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Zoss; John Stewart Bowman
ISBN: 0803299206 9780803299207
OCLC Number: 54611393
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 437 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Pop culture --
Creation tales --
Arms and the game --
The ballpark as melting pot --
Don't look back --
Robinsonia --
Women and the game --
Images of the game --
Baseball lit --
The umpires --
Demon rum and the other substance --
Tragic endings --
The music of the game --
The international game.
Responsibility: Joel Zoss and John Bowman ; with an epilogue by the authors.
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