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No girls in the clubhouse : the exclusion of women from baseball

Author: Marilyn Cohen
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Even though teenaged girl Jackie Mitchell once struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, women are still striking out on the hardball diamond. This book builds on recently published histories of women as amateur and professional players, umpires, sports commentators and fans to analyze the cultural and historical contexts for excluding females from America's past time"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Nonfiction
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Cohen
ISBN: 078644018X 9780786440184
OCLC Number: 251302268
Description: x, 218 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The exclusion of women from professional baseball. Patriarchal myths ; "Contraband pleasure" : Victorian era baseball, 1866-1890 ; "Playing to the surprise and delight of the crowd" : Bloomer girls and barnstorming exhibition players, 1890-1935 ; "More than the usual variety of curves" : the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, 1943-1954 ; "A woman has her dreams too" : three women players in the professional Negro American League, 1952-1954 --
"Do something momentous" : the Florida Sun Sox (1984) and the Colorado Silver Bullets (1994-1997) ; "But Ila's for real" : Ila Borders, 1985-2000 --
The exclusion of girls and women from amateur baseball. He-sport and she-sport : the origins and infrastructure of gender exclusion in amateur baseball ; "It's baseball lib" : Little League Baseball and public Americana, 1939-1974.
Responsibility: Marilyn Cohen.
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