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Playing for keeps : a history of early baseball

Author: Warren Goldstein
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, ©2009.
Series: Cornell paperbacks.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Twentieth anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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The 20th-anniversary edition of Warren Goldstein's history of baseball's early decades and the roots of the game's modern controversies.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Goldstein, Warren.
Playing for keeps.
(DLC) 2008049987
(OCoLC)272308796
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Warren Goldstein
ISBN: 9780801471476 0801471478
OCLC Number: 887802920
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 184 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: ""Playing for Keeps""; ""Contents""; ""Preface to the 20th Anniversary Edition""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Prologue""; ""Histories of the Game""; ""A Note on Method""; ""Origins""; ""I. The Culture of Organized Baseball, 1857�1866""; ""1. The Base Ball Fraternity""; ""Rites of Play""; ""“Hard Work and Victory�""; ""Players and Workers""; ""Cultural Antecedents""; ""2. Excitement and Self-Control""; ""Dangerous Excitement""; ""Agents of Control: Rules, Umpires, and Women""; ""The Problem of Competition""; ""3. The “Manly Pastime�""; ""Men and Boys""; ""The Fly Rule"" ""Ethics of the Game: Reform vs. Custom""""Fruits of Reform: “Ambitious Rivalries andSelfish Victories�""; ""II. Amateurs into Professionals, 1866�1876""; ""4. Growth, Division, and “Disorder�""; ""The Coming of the “Good Old Days�""; ""Growth and Fragmentation""; ""Cultural Conflict and Division""; ""5. “Revolving� and Professionalism""; ""The Decline of the National Association""; ""Baseball Capital and Baseball Labor""; ""6. The National Game""; ""Home and Away""; ""The Birth of the Cincinnati Red Stockings""; ""Uniform Identities"" ""Management, Triumph, and Defeat: The RedStockings of 1869 and 1870""""7. Amateurs in Rebellion""; ""The Amateurist Critique of Professional Baseball""; ""“Restoring� the Pastime""; ""8. Professional Leagues and the Baseball Workplace""; ""“Baseball Is Business Now�""; ""The Origins of Baseball Statistics""; ""The National League""; ""Epilogue: Playing for Keeps""; ""Notes""; ""Selected Bibliography""; ""Index""
Series Title: Cornell paperbacks.
Responsibility: Warren Goldstein.

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