Baseball in America and America in Baseball (Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures, published for the University of Texas at)

Baseball in America and America in Baseball (Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures, published for the University of Texas at)

Robert B. Fairbanks


Presenting perspectives from various game and historical past specialists, Baseball in the USA and the United States in Baseball captures the breadth and unsuspected number of our nationwide fascination and identity with America’s Game.

Chapters hide such recognized figures as Ty Cobb and lesser-known subject matters just like the “invisible” baseball performed via jap americans in the course of the Nineteen Thirties and Nineteen Forties. A learn of baseball in rural California from the Gold Rush to the flip of the 20th century presents an enticing glimpse at how the sport developed from its earliest beginnings to anything newest observers may locate ordinary. Chapters at the Negro League’s Baltimore Black Sox, monetary earnings of significant league groups from 1900 to 1956, and American aspirations to a baseball-led cultural hegemony in the course of the first half the 20 th century around out this outstanding choice of game historical past scholarship.

Baseball in the US and the US in Baseball belongs at the bookshelf of any avid scholar of the sport and its heritage. It additionally presents fascinating glimpses into the sociology of game in America.

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