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Past time : baseball as history

Author: Jules Tygiel
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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Discusses baseball's history and the game's relationship to American society from the 1850s until the present day.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jules Tygiel
ISBN: 0195089588 9780195089585 0195146042 9780195146042
OCLC Number: 42290019
Description: xiii, 258 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The national game. Reflections on the rise of baseball in the 1850s and 1860s --
The mortar of which baseball is held together. Henry Chadwick and the invention of baseball statistics --
Incarnations of success. Charles Comiskey, Connie Mack, John McGraw, and Clark Griffith --
New ways of knowing. Baseball in the 1920s --
Adjusting to the new order. Branch Rickey, Larry MacPhail, and the Great Depression --
Unreconciled strivings. Baseball in Jim Crow America --
The shot heart 'round the world --
The homes of the Braves. Baseball's shifting geography, 1953-1972 --
Populist baseball. Baseball fantasies in the 1980s.
Responsibility: Jules Tygiel.
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