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The Farmers' Game : Baseball in Rural America

Author: David Vaught
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Vaught's deeply researched exploration of baseball's rural roots helps explain its enduring popularity.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012017647
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Vaught
ISBN: 1421408333 9781421408330
OCLC Number: 824353598
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 214 pages) : illustrations
Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Abner Doubleday and Baseball's Idol of Origins1. Playing Ball in Cooperstown in the Formative Years of the American Republic2. Baseball and the Transformation of Rural California3. Multicultural Ball in the Heyday of Texas Cotton Agriculture4. The Making of Bob Feller and the Modern American Farmer5. The Milroy Yankees and the Decline of Southwest Minnesota6. Gaylord Perry, the Spitter, and Farm Life in Eastern North CarolinaEpilogue: Vintage BallNotesEssay on SourcesIndex
Responsibility: David Vaught.

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This highly readable book makes clear that rural baseball has always been every bit as central to the American experience as has its metropolitan counterpart. * Choice * The author has opened a Read more...

 
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