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America's game : a history of major league baseball through World War II

Author: Bryan Soderholm-Difatte
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This comprehensive survey of major league baseball covers the beginning of the twentieth century up to Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in 1947. It examines key figures in baseball such as Babe Ruth, John McGraw, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, and Joe DiMaggio, and major developments in the games structure, rules, and strategies.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Soderholm-Difatte, Bryan.
America's game.
Lanham, Maryland : ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD, [2018]
(DLC) 2017050748
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan Soderholm-Difatte
ISBN: 9781538110621 1538110628
OCLC Number: 1007500973
Awards: Long-listed for SABR Larry Ritter Book Award (Deadball) 2019
Description: xvii, 485 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Deadball baseball --
Part II: Baseball in transition --
Part III: Empire building in the lively ball era --
Part IV: Baseball, war, and society.
Responsibility: Bryan Soderholm-Difatte.

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