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The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball, 2d ed.
Language: en
Pages: 1112
Authors: Jonathan Fraser Light
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-25 - Publisher: McFarland

More than any other sport, baseball has developed its own niche in America’s culture and psyche. Some researchers spend years on detailed statistical analyses of minute parts of the game, while others wax poetic about its players and plays. Many trace the beginnings of the civil rights movement in part
Baseball Meets the Law
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Ed Edmonds, Frank G. Houdek
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-02-23 - Publisher: McFarland

Baseball and law have intersected since the primordial days. In 1791, a Pittsfield, Massachusetts, ordinance prohibited ball playing near the town’s meeting house. Ball games on Sundays were barred by a Pennsylvania statute in 1794. In 2015, a federal court held that baseball’s exemption from antitrust laws applied to franchise
Historical Dictionary of Baseball
Language: en
Pages: 504
Authors: Lyle Spatz
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-21 - Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Dating back to 1869 as an organized professional sport, the game of baseball is not only the oldest professional sport in North America, but also symbolizes much more. Walt Whitman described it as “our game, the American game,” and George Will compared calling baseball “just a game” to the Grand
Death at the Ballpark
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Robert M. Gorman, David Weeks
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-30 - Publisher: McFarland

When we think of baseball, we think of sunny days and leisurely outings at the ballpark—rarely do thoughts of death come to mind. Yet during the game’s history, hundreds of players, coaches and spectators have died while playing or watching the National Pastime. In its second edition, this ground-breaking study
The New Baseball Bible
Language: en
Pages: 424
Authors: Dan Schlossberg
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-07 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

For fans of baseball trivia, this updated version of The New Baseball Bible, first published as The Baseball Catalog in 1980 and selected as a Book-of-the-Month Club alternate, is sure to provide something for everyone, regardless of team allegiance. The book covers the following topics: beginnings of baseball, rules and