Diamonds in the Rough: The Untold History of Baseball

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Pairing their detailed, informative research with a sophisticated anecdotal approach, Joel Zoss and John Bowman have written a fascinating, original, literate, and concise compendium of the history and issues surrounding America's national pastime. Addressed are such diverse topics as the origins of the game, the contributions of minorities and women, the evolution of umpiring, baseball's influence on literature and music, substance abuse, on- and off-field tragedy, and the game's international presence. Diamonds in the Rough is an invaluable and stimulating resource both for those who already study the game and for those who would like to learn its revealing history.

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"The book is filled with facts and stories, all a testament to research of a high order, and all told with wit and grace". -- Minneapolis Star Tribune

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An anecdotal history of baseball reveals many of the forces, events, and people that have shaped Americans' perceptions of the national pastime.

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