Diamond Madness: Classic Episodes of Rowdyism, Racism and Violence in Major League Baseball

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781620062258: Diamond Madness: Classic Episodes of Rowdyism, Racism and Violence in Major League Baseball

The Strange, Rowdy, Violent and sometimes Racist Relationship between Major League Fans and Players

For more than one hundred and thirty-five years baseball has been considered America’s game. Major league baseball was the first sport in the country to be played before large crowds in enclosed stadiums. Also it was the first sport to have its games broadcast daily on powerhouse 50,000 watt radio stations from the east coast to the Great Plains.

For as long as the “Grand Old Game” of baseball has existed there has been a close relationship between the fans and players. Generally that relationship has amounted to harmless hero worship; fathers passing stories of the grandstand heroes of their youth on to future generations of fans. However, at times a dark side has come to the fore in the relationship between fans and players; one that has been rowdy, sometimes racist, sometimes violent and in some cases deadly. Episodes of rowdyism and violence involving fans and players in major league baseball tend to attract wider media coverage and tend to be more controversial than those in other professional sports because baseball is an environment considered to be family oriented and one deeply rooted in American culture through legends, song and verse.

Contents:

Mugging The Umpire

Ty Cobb Attacks Fan

Troubles for John McGraw

Babe Ruth booed, wants to fight fans

Memorable Incidents of Post Season Fan Rowdyism

Eddie Waitkus shot By Deranged Admirer

Mystery Bullet Kills Fan at the Polo Grounds

The Duke of Flatbush fights Fan in the Queen City

Personal Troublers and Death Threats for Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin

Jim Piersall vs. the Fans

Henry Aaron, Racism, Death Threats and 715

Steel City Melodrama

Ten Cent Beer Night in Cleveland

Lyman Bostock shot and killed in Gary, Indiana

Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park

Joe Morgan illegally arrested at Los Angeles International Airport

The Steve Bartman Affair

Giants Fan Is Beaten Senseless at Dodger Stadium

Major Leaguers as Crime Victims

Latin Players: Big Contracts and Security Risks

Appendices:

True Bill – Indictment of Ruth Ann Steinhagen

Petition filed on behalf of Ruth Ann Steinhagen

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Cook, William A.
Published by Sunbury Press, Inc. (2017)
ISBN 10: 1620062259 ISBN 13: 9781620062258
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sunbury Press, Inc., 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 1620062259

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.54
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

William a Cook
Published by Sunbury Press, Inc. (2013)
ISBN 10: 1620062259 ISBN 13: 9781620062258
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sunbury Press, Inc., 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9781620062258

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

William A Cook
Published by Sunbury Press, Inc., United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 1620062259 ISBN 13: 9781620062258
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sunbury Press, Inc., United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.The Strange, Rowdy, Violent and sometimes Racist Relationship between Major League Fans and Players: For more than one hundred and thirty-five years baseball has been considered America s game. Major league baseball was the first sport in the country to be played before large crowds in enclosed stadiums. Also it was the first sport to have its games broadcast daily on powerhouse 50,000 watt radio stations from the east coast to the Great Plains. For as long as the Grand Old Game of baseball has existed there has been a close relationship between the fans and players. Generally that relationship has amounted to harmless hero worship; fathers passing stories of the grandstand heroes of their youth on to future generations of fans. However, at times a dark side has come to the fore in the relationship between fans and players; one that has been rowdy, sometimes racist, sometimes violent and in some cases deadly. Episodes of rowdyism and violence involving fans and players in major league baseball tend to attract wider media coverage and tend to be more controversial than those in other professional sports because baseball is an environment considered to be family oriented and one deeply rooted in American culture through legends, song and verse. Contents: Mugging The Umpire Ty Cobb Attacks Fan Troubles for John McGraw Babe Ruth booed, wants to fight fans Memorable Incidents of Post Season Fan Rowdyism Eddie Waitkus shot By Deranged Admirer Mystery Bullet Kills Fan at the Polo Grounds The Duke of Flatbush fights Fan in the Queen City Personal Troublers and Death Threats for Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin Jim Piersall vs. the Fans Henry Aaron, Racism, Death Threats and 715 Steel City Melodrama Ten Cent Beer Night in Cleveland Lyman Bostock shot and killed in Gary, Indiana Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park Joe Morgan illegally arrested at Los Angeles International Airport The Steve Bartman Affair Giants Fan Is Beaten Senseless at Dodger Stadium Major Leaguers as Crime Victims Latin Players: Big Contracts and Security Risks Appendices: 1. True Bill - Indictment of Ruth Ann Steinhagen 2. Petition filed on behalf of Ruth Ann Steinhagen. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781620062258

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

William A Cook
Published by Sunbury Press, Inc., United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 1620062259 ISBN 13: 9781620062258
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sunbury Press, Inc., United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The Strange, Rowdy, Violent and sometimes Racist Relationship between Major League Fans and Players: For more than one hundred and thirty-five years baseball has been considered America s game. Major league baseball was the first sport in the country to be played before large crowds in enclosed stadiums. Also it was the first sport to have its games broadcast daily on powerhouse 50,000 watt radio stations from the east coast to the Great Plains. For as long as the Grand Old Game of baseball has existed there has been a close relationship between the fans and players. Generally that relationship has amounted to harmless hero worship; fathers passing stories of the grandstand heroes of their youth on to future generations of fans. However, at times a dark side has come to the fore in the relationship between fans and players; one that has been rowdy, sometimes racist, sometimes violent and in some cases deadly. Episodes of rowdyism and violence involving fans and players in major league baseball tend to attract wider media coverage and tend to be more controversial than those in other professional sports because baseball is an environment considered to be family oriented and one deeply rooted in American culture through legends, song and verse. Contents: Mugging The Umpire Ty Cobb Attacks Fan Troubles for John McGraw Babe Ruth booed, wants to fight fans Memorable Incidents of Post Season Fan Rowdyism Eddie Waitkus shot By Deranged Admirer Mystery Bullet Kills Fan at the Polo Grounds The Duke of Flatbush fights Fan in the Queen City Personal Troublers and Death Threats for Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin Jim Piersall vs. the Fans Henry Aaron, Racism, Death Threats and 715 Steel City Melodrama Ten Cent Beer Night in Cleveland Lyman Bostock shot and killed in Gary, Indiana Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park Joe Morgan illegally arrested at Los Angeles International Airport The Steve Bartman Affair Giants Fan Is Beaten Senseless at Dodger Stadium Major Leaguers as Crime Victims Latin Players: Big Contracts and Security Risks Appendices: 1. True Bill - Indictment of Ruth Ann Steinhagen 2. Petition filed on behalf of Ruth Ann Steinhagen. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781620062258

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Cook, William A.
Published by Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN 10: 1620062259 ISBN 13: 9781620062258
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sunbury Press, Inc. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1620062259 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.7. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-Y-9781620062258

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

William A. Cook
Published by Sunbury Press, Inc. (2013)
ISBN 10: 1620062259 ISBN 13: 9781620062258
New Softcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
California Spanish Books
(San francisco, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sunbury Press, Inc., 2013. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # I-9781620062258

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

William A Cook
Published by Sunbury Press, Inc., United States (2013)
ISBN 10: 1620062259 ISBN 13: 9781620062258
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sunbury Press, Inc., United States, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The Strange, Rowdy, Violent and sometimes Racist Relationship between Major League Fans and Players: For more than one hundred and thirty-five years baseball has been considered America s game. Major league baseball was the first sport in the country to be played before large crowds in enclosed stadiums. Also it was the first sport to have its games broadcast daily on powerhouse 50,000 watt radio stations from the east coast to the Great Plains. For as long as the Grand Old Game of baseball has existed there has been a close relationship between the fans and players. Generally that relationship has amounted to harmless hero worship; fathers passing stories of the grandstand heroes of their youth on to future generations of fans. However, at times a dark side has come to the fore in the relationship between fans and players; one that has been rowdy, sometimes racist, sometimes violent and in some cases deadly. Episodes of rowdyism and violence involving fans and players in major league baseball tend to attract wider media coverage and tend to be more controversial than those in other professional sports because baseball is an environment considered to be family oriented and one deeply rooted in American culture through legends, song and verse. Contents: Mugging The Umpire Ty Cobb Attacks Fan Troubles for John McGraw Babe Ruth booed, wants to fight fans Memorable Incidents of Post Season Fan Rowdyism Eddie Waitkus shot By Deranged Admirer Mystery Bullet Kills Fan at the Polo Grounds The Duke of Flatbush fights Fan in the Queen City Personal Troublers and Death Threats for Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin Jim Piersall vs. the Fans Henry Aaron, Racism, Death Threats and 715 Steel City Melodrama Ten Cent Beer Night in Cleveland Lyman Bostock shot and killed in Gary, Indiana Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park Joe Morgan illegally arrested at Los Angeles International Airport The Steve Bartman Affair Giants Fan Is Beaten Senseless at Dodger Stadium Major Leaguers as Crime Victims Latin Players: Big Contracts and Security Risks Appendices: 1. True Bill - Indictment of Ruth Ann Steinhagen 2. Petition filed on behalf of Ruth Ann Steinhagen. Bookseller Inventory # LIE9781620062258

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Cook, William a.
Published by Sunbury Press, Inc. (2016)
ISBN 10: 1620062259 ISBN 13: 9781620062258
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sunbury Press, Inc., 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9781620062258_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.11
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

William A. Cook
Published by Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN 10: 1620062259 ISBN 13: 9781620062258
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sunbury Press, Inc. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 270 pages. Dimensions: 8.4in. x 5.4in. x 0.6in.The Strange, Rowdy, Violent and sometimes Racist Relationship between Major League Fans and Players For more than one hundred and thirty-five years baseball has been considered Americas game. Major league baseball was the first sport in the country to be played before large crowds in enclosed stadiums. Also it was the first sport to have its games broadcast daily on powerhouse 50, 000 watt radio stations from the east coast to the Great Plains. For as long as the Grand Old Game of baseball has existed there has been a close relationship between the fans and players. Generally that relationship has amounted to harmless hero worship; fathers passing stories of the grandstand heroes of their youth on to future generations of fans. However, at times a dark side has come to the fore in the relationship between fans and players; one that has been rowdy, sometimes racist, sometimes violent and in some cases deadly. Episodes of rowdyism and violence involving fans and players in major league baseball tend to attract wider media coverage and tend to be more controversial than those in other professional sports because baseball is an environment considered to be family oriented and one deeply rooted in American culture through legends, song and verse. Contents: Mugging The Umpire Ty Cobb Attacks Fan Troubles for John McGraw Babe Ruth booed, wants to fight fans Memorable Incidents of Post Season Fan Rowdyism Eddie Waitkus shot By Deranged Admirer Mystery Bullet Kills Fan at the Polo Grounds The Duke of Flatbush fights Fan in the Queen City Personal Troublers and Death Threats for Mickey Mantle and Billy Martin Jim Piersall vs. the Fans Henry Aaron, Racism, Death Threats and 715 Steel City Melodrama Ten Cent Beer Night in Cleveland Lyman Bostock shot and killed in Gary, Indiana Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey ParkJoe Morgan illegally arrested at Los Angeles International Airport The Steve Bartman Affair Giants Fan Is Beaten Senseless at Dodger Stadium Major Leaguers as Crime Victims Latin Players: Big Contracts and Security Risks Appendices: True Bill Indictment of Ruth Ann Steinhagen Petition filed on behalf of Ruth Ann Steinhagen This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781620062258

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

William A Cook
Published by Sunbury Press, Inc. (2013)
ISBN 10: 1620062259 ISBN 13: 9781620062258
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Sunbury Press, Inc., 2013. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9781620062258

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.87
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book