Baseball: The People's Game

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Oxford University Press, 1991 M05 30 - 672 páginas
In Baseball: The People's Game, Dorothy Seymour Mills and Harold Seymour produce an authoritative, multi-volume chronicle of America's national pastime. The first two volumes of this study -The Early Years and The Golden Age -won universal acclaim. The New York Times wrote that they "will grip every American who has invested part of his youth and dreams in the sport," while The Boston Globe called them "irresistible." Now, in The People's Game, the authors offer the first book devoted entirely to the history of the game outside of the professional leagues, revealing how, from its early beginnings up to World War II, baseball truly became the great American pastime. They explore the bond between baseball and boys through the decades, the game's place in institutions from colleges to prisons to the armed forces, the rise of women's baseball that coincided with nineteenth century feminism, and the struggles of black players and clubs from the later years of slavery up to the Second World War. Whether discussing the birth of softball or the origins of the seventh inning stretch, the Seymours enrich their extensive research with fascinating details and entertaining anecdotes as well as a wealth of baseball experience. The People's Game brings to life the central role of baseball for generations of Americans. Note: On August 2, 2010, Oxford University Press made public that it would credit Dorothy Seymour Mills as co-author of the three baseball histories previously "authored" solely by her late husband, Harold Seymour. The Seymours collaborated on Baseball: The Early Years (1960), Baseball: The Golden Age (1971) and Baseball: The People's Game (1991).

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A really interesting look at the game of baseball. It's not about 'organised' baseball--it's about baseball as played on sandlots and local fields and playgrounds. It's about players like you and me. Leer comentario completo

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The poet Donald Hall once wrote that the beauty of baseball was saved "by its peripheries''--by which he meant Little League, high school, college ball, etc. In his third volume on baseball, Seymour ... Leer comentario completo

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THE FOUNDATION
Sandlot and Cow Pasture
Double Curves and Magic Bats
Every Mother Ought to Rejoice
Scrub Ball Is Not Enough
From Sandlot to Municipal Diamond
New Sponsors and
A Sure Way to a Boys Heart
Soldiers and Sailors Play Ball at Home and Abroad
The Armed Forces Draft Baseball
The Armed Forces After World War I
Baseballs Progeny
THE BASEMENT
From Traditional Paths to Base Paths
Baseball Breaks into Prison
Mostly Home Games

Boys Baseball in Midpassage
THE GROUND FLOOR
Baseball Goes to College
The Principal College Game
Husky Muckers Intrude
College or Kindergarten
DownHome Baseball
Wider Horizons Down Home
Time Off to Play Ball
Business Prefers Ball Players
For Love and Money
Tournaments Trophies and Cash
The Armed Forces Enlist Baseball
Other Breeds Without the
THE ANNEX
Who Ever Heard of a Girls Baseball Club?
More Diamonds for College Women
Women Touch All the Bases
Goldilocks Is Benched
THE OUTBUILDING
The Beginnings of Black Baseball
If He Had a White Face
Not from Dragons Teeth
A Long Rough Road Still to Travel
Two Strikes Called Before You
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Harold Seymour, Cornell University Ph.D., was a college history professor for more than fifteen years. He knows baseball firsthand through his experience as a batboy for the Brooklyn Dodgers, high school PSAL player, college captain, organizer and manager of amateur and semipro teams, and major-league bird dog. Dorothy Seymour Mills is the author or co-author of 25 books, including historical novels and children's books. She is a member SABR, the North American Society for Sports History, and the Association for Women in Sports Media.

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