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Author Vecsey, George.

Title Baseball : a history of America's favorite game / George Vecsey.

Imprint New York : Modern Library, 2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  796.35709 V499b 2006    ---  Available
Edition Modern Library ed., 1st ed.
Description xiii, 252 p. ; 22 cm.
Series Modern Library chronicles ; 25
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-227) and index.
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.
Subject Baseball -- United States -- History.
ISBN 0679643389
Standard No. YDXCP 2418415
IG# 0679643389
NZ1 10813152

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