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Past Time: Baseball as History

Sprache: Englisch.
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Titel: Past Time: Baseball as History
Autor/en: Jules Tygiel

ISBN: 0195146042
EAN: 9780195146042
Sprache: Englisch.
OXFORD UNIV PR

Mai 2001 - kartoniert - 288 Seiten

The author of "Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy" presents an intriguing look at what baseball has meant to American life and culture from generation to generation. 27 halftones.
Jules Tygiel is Professor of History at San Francisco State University. He is the author of Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and his Legacy.
"An engaging foray into the ways in which Americans have enjoyed and interpreted baseball throughout several generations of its existance."--Doubletake"The essays here cover baseball from the 1850s to the present, and Tygiel's incisive style is apparent in each. Tygiel brings to life such interesting though little remembered individuals as Henry Chadwick, whom Tygiel deems the founder of baseball statistics."--Library JournaL"In this collection of nine essays, [Tygiel has] gathered energetic and cogent discussions of the game. The National Game shows how the earlier version of baseball played in New York became the basis for the modern game...Adjusting to the New Order fascinates with a portrait of Henry Chadwick, the inventor of the stat.... Perhaps the finest, The Homes of the Braves explores how the movement of teams in the 1950's and 1960's, starting with the Braves' move from Boston to Milwaukee in 1953, reflected America's changing demographics."--Publishers Weekly"Tygiel demonstrates...that baseball, far from being a freak show at the periphery of the country's public and important business, has been part and parcel of that business throughout its history.... Just as we can no longer isolate popular culture from the larger culture of which it is a part, so we must acknowledge and explore the deeper meanings of aspects of our lives that previously were scanted or ignored. Baseball, which is indeed our 'national game' unto this day, is one of these, and [this book] treats it with the seriousness it deserves."--The Washington Post Book World"A collection of essays by baseball's preeminent historian...Tygiel comments on different stages of baseball history as reflections of the economic, social and technological trends of their respective periods."--The Seattle Times
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