Paperback. This volume is a history of baseball. The 400 pictures feature well-known stars and lesser-known owners and promoters who were largely responsible for establishing and maintaining the gam.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 402 pages. 1.302. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: The panorama of baseball is unfolded in this book's sprightly words and lively photos many published for the first time against a background of historical turning points. From primitive stickball games played in village squares during the American Revolution to the refined professional sport of the mid-1980s, baseball has continually mirrored the American scene.
Baseball's triumphant moments are featured here: the high spots of every season from the 1858 contest between the New York Knickerbockers and the Brooklyn Atlantics, to the 1985 world championship campaign of the Kansas City Royals; the constant setting of new records, including Hank Aaron's overtaking of Babe Ruth and Pete Rose's outnumbering of Ty Cobb; and the brilliant leadership of the game's statesmen such as Ban Johnson and Branch Rickey. But baseball's headaches and coping strategies, successful or unsuccessful, get due attention. The game has weathered wars, depressions, and such social changes as immigration, urbanization, unionization, and integration that have called for agonizing but finally effective adjustments. Technological changes like floodlighting and astroturf have required even tougher adjustments by players, and the staggering riches brought by television are a bonanza that players, managers, and owners are still learning to live with.
Unlike some pessimistic observers, Voigt remains convinced that organized baseball will meet its current challenges with its historic fortitude. In this book he offers entertainment and food for thought to both new and seasoned fans.
About the Author: David Quentin Voigt is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania. He was a consultant to the recent PBS series 'American Baseball' and is the author of several books on baseball, including The League That Failed: Big League Baseball in the 1890s (Penn State Press, forthcoming).
Title: Baseball: Illustrated History-Ppr. (...
Publication Date: 1994
Book Condition: New
Book Description Penn State Press. Paperback. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2749014449
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Book Description Penn State Press, 1995. Paperback. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_188396912
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