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The Early Polo Grounds

Author : Chris Epting
ISBN : 0738562874
Genre : History
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The dawn of the 20th century through the 1920s is a rarely seen chapter in Polo Grounds history, and it is presented here for the first time in all of its photographic glory. One of baseball's most sacred ballparks, it later played host to iconic baseball moments, including Willie Mays' famous catch in the 1954 World Series, and Bobby Thompson's shot heard round the world.

Baseball In Orange County

Author : Chris Epting
ISBN : 9780738593289
Genre : History
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The history of baseball in Orange County, Calif., from its beginnings among oil well workers in the late 1880s to the present day.

The Early Image Of Black Baseball

Author : James E. Brunson III
ISBN : 9780786454259
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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This volume examines early black baseball as it was represented in the artwork and written accounts of the popular press. From contemporary postbellum articles, illustrations, photographs and woodcuts, a unique image of the black athlete emerges, one that was not always positive but was nonetheless central in understanding the evolving black image in American culture. Chapters cover press depictions of championship games, specific teams and athletes, and the fans and culture surrounding black baseball.

The New York Mets Encyclopedia

Author : Peter C. Bjarkman
ISBN : 1582610355
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Chronicles the history of the New York Mets, from their first season in 1962 through the Subway Series of 2000.

Heritage Sports Dallas Signature Auction Catalog 704

Author : Ivy Press
ISBN : 9781599670430
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Carrying Jackie S Torch

Author : Steve Jacobson
ISBN : 9781569763889
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The real and painful struggles of the black players who followed Jackie Robinson into major and minor league baseball from 1947 to 1968 are chronicled in this compelling volume. Players share their personal and often heart-wrenching stories of intense racism, both on and off the field, mixed with a sometimes begrudged appreciation for their tremendous talents. Stories include incidents of white players who gave up promising careers in baseball because they wouldn't play with a black teammate, the Georgia law that forbade a black player from dressing in the same clubhouse as the white players, the quotas for the number of blacks on a team, and how salary negotiations without agents or free agency were akin to a plantation system for both black and white players. The 20 players profiled include Ernie Banks, Alvin Jackson, Charlie Murray, Chuck Harmon, Frank Robinson, Bob Gibson, Hank Aaron, Curt Flood, Lou Brock, and Bob Watson.

Cardboard Images Of The Past

Author : John Douglas Bloom
ISBN : MINN:31951D00445342M
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Author : Lyle Spatz
ISBN : 9780803229945
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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At the dawn of the roaring twenties, baseball was struggling to overcome two of its darkest moments: the death of a player during a Major League game and the revelations of the 1919 Black Sox scandal. At this critical juncture for baseball, two teams emerged to fight for the future of the game. They were also battling for the hearts and minds of New Yorkers as the city rose in dramatic fashion to the pinnacle of the baseball world. "1921" captures this crucial moment in the history of baseball, telling the story of a season that pitted the New York Yankees against their Polo Grounds landlords and hated rivals, John McGraw's Giants, in the first all-New York Series and resulted in the first American League pennant for the now-storied Yankees' franchise. Lyle Spatz and Steve Steinberg recreate the drama that featured the charismatic Babe Ruth in his assault on baseball records in the face of McGraw's disdain for the American League and the Ruth-led slugging style. Their work evokes the early 1920s with the words of renowned sportswriters such as Damon Runyon, Grantland Rice, and Heywood Broun. With more than fifty photographs, the book offers a remarkably vivid picture of the colorful characters, the crosstown rivalry, and the incomparable performances that made this season a classic.

Anatomy Of Baseball

Author : Lee Gutkind
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131708575
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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20 Writers Play Ball in 17 New Essays and 3 Classics. Stefan Fatsis sends his “stunningly perfect, consummately perfect, why-would-anyone-use-anything-else? perfect” glove to be restored by the Glove Designer at Rawlings; Susan Perabo considers retiring from her imaginary career in the majors and assesses the likelihood of women finding actual careers on the baseball field; Sean Wilentz imagines a Cooperstown Fans’ Hall of Fame, with its cowbells, frying pans, bedsheet banners, and more. And in one of the three previously published, now-classic pieces in the collection, George Plimpton reflects on the slow demotion of aging or slumping players from pitcher to first base, to the outfield. United by the authors’ fervent love of the game, these essays remind us of the unique role baseball plays in our national history and collective imagination.

Australasian Journal Of American Studies

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ISBN : UOM:39015074906028
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