The Resource Baseball : a history of America's favorite game, George Vecsey

Baseball : a history of America's favorite game, George Vecsey

Label
Baseball : a history of America's favorite game
Title
Baseball
Title remainder
a history of America's favorite game
Statement of responsibility
George Vecsey
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
One of the great bards of America's Grand Old Game gives a rousing account of baseball, from its pre-Republic roots to the present day. Vecsey casts a fresh eye on the sport, illuminates its foibles and triumphs, and makes a classic story seem refreshingly new. This book is a narrative of America's can-do spirit, in which stalwart immigrants could transplant cricket and rounders in the fertile American culture and die-hard unionist players could later become the tightfisted avatars of the game's big-money establishment. It's a celebration of champions and underdogs. But most of all, it is a testament to the unbreakable bond between our nation's pastime and the fans, who've remained loyal through the fifty-year-long interdict on black athletes, the Black Sox scandal, franchise relocation, and the use of performance-enhancing drugs by some major stars.--From publisher description
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vecsey, George
Dewey number
796.3570973
Index
index present
LC call number
GV863.A1
LC item number
V43 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modern Library chronicles
Series volume
25
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Baseball
Label
Baseball : a history of America's favorite game, George Vecsey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • V.
  • Growing pains
  • VI.
  • The black sox
  • VII.
  • The Babe
  • VIII.
  • Mr. Rickey
  • IX.
  • The Negro leagues
  • I.
  • X.
  • Radio days
  • XI.
  • War
  • XII.
  • Jackie Robinson
  • XIII.
  • Baseball hits the interstate
  • XIV.
  • Free agency arrives
  • Six degrees
  • XV.
  • Why the Yankees exist
  • XVI.
  • The world catches up
  • XVII.
  • Same game, yuppified
  • XVIII.
  • Who's in charge?
  • XIX.
  • Four scandals
  • II.
  • XX.
  • October exorcisms
  • Berbers with bats
  • III.
  • The first entrepreneur
  • IV.
  • Columbus, Pocahontas, and Doubleday
Control code
ocm68712379
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Modern Library ed., 1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780679643388
Lccn
2006045033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780679643388
System control number
(OCoLC)68712379
Label
Baseball : a history of America's favorite game, George Vecsey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • V.
  • Growing pains
  • VI.
  • The black sox
  • VII.
  • The Babe
  • VIII.
  • Mr. Rickey
  • IX.
  • The Negro leagues
  • I.
  • X.
  • Radio days
  • XI.
  • War
  • XII.
  • Jackie Robinson
  • XIII.
  • Baseball hits the interstate
  • XIV.
  • Free agency arrives
  • Six degrees
  • XV.
  • Why the Yankees exist
  • XVI.
  • The world catches up
  • XVII.
  • Same game, yuppified
  • XVIII.
  • Who's in charge?
  • XIX.
  • Four scandals
  • II.
  • XX.
  • October exorcisms
  • Berbers with bats
  • III.
  • The first entrepreneur
  • IV.
  • Columbus, Pocahontas, and Doubleday
Control code
ocm68712379
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Modern Library ed., 1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780679643388
Lccn
2006045033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780679643388
System control number
(OCoLC)68712379

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