Baseball: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

Baseball: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture

by EdwardJ. Rielly, Edward J. Rielly
     
 

ISBN-10: 1576071030

ISBN-13: 9781576071038

Pub. Date: 11/30/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Everything every baseball fan needs to know. Filled with baseball legends, sports facts and firsts, important milestones, and observations about daily life and popular culture.

• Chronicles the impact of television on the game

• Includes a fascinating and well-researched collection of photographs

Overview

Everything every baseball fan needs to know. Filled with baseball legends, sports facts and firsts, important milestones, and observations about daily life and popular culture.

• Chronicles the impact of television on the game

• Includes a fascinating and well-researched collection of photographs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781576071038
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/2000
Pages:
374
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.77(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Introductionxv
Aaron, Henry Louis (Hank, Hammerin' Hank) (1934- )1
African Americans4
Alexander, Grover Cleveland (Old Pete, Alex the Great) (1887-1950)6
All-American Girls Professional Baseball League7
Allen, Mel (1913-1996)9
All-Star Games11
American Legion Baseball12
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's Disease)12
Anson, Adrian Constantine (Cap, Pop) (1852-1922)13
Antitrust Exemption15
Art16
Artificial Turf18
Australian Baseball18
Autographs19
Autry, Orvon Gene (1907-1998)19
Babe Ruth League21
Baker, John Franklin (Home Run) (1886-1963)21
Ballparks23
Banks, Ernest (Ernie, Mr. Cub) (1931- )25
Barber, Walter Lanier (Red) (1908-1992)26
The Baseball Encyclopedia27
Bauman, Joe Willis (1922- )28
Bell, James Thomas (Cool Papa) (1903-1991)28
Berra, Lawrence Peter (Yogi) (1925- )29
Black Sox Scandal30
Bouton, James Alan (Jim) (1939- )33
Brickhouse, John Beasley (Jack) (1916-1998)34
Brooklyn Dodgers34
Brown, Mordecai Peter Centennial (Three Finger, Brownie) (1876-1948)37
Business38
Campanella, Roy (Campy) (1921-1993)43
Canadian Baseball44
Cancer45
Caray, Harry (ca. 1914-1998)46
Cards, Baseball47
Cartwright, Alexander Joy (1820-1892)49
"Casey at the Bat,"50
Castro, Fidel (1927- )52
Chadwick, Henry (1824-1908)53
Chandler, Albert Benjamin (Happy) (1898-1991)53
Chapman, Raymond Johnson (Ray) (1891-1920)54
Cheating54
Cincinnati Red Stockings56
Clemente, Roberto Walker (1934-1972)57
Cobb, Tyrus Raymond (the Georgia Peach) (1886-1961)58
Collectibles61
College Baseball61
Colorado Silver Bullets63
Comiskey, Charles Albert (Charlie, the Old Roman, Commy) (1859-1931)64
Commissioner66
Connors, Kevin Joseph Aloysius (Chuck) (1921-1992)67
Creighton, James (1841-1862)68
Cricket69
Cuban Baseball70
Cummings, William Arthur (Candy) (1848-1924)71
Damn Yankees73
Dean, Jay Hanna (Dizzy) (1910-1974)74
Democracy75
DiMaggio, Joseph Paul (Joltin' Joe, the Yankee Clipper) (1914-1999)77
Disabilities81
Doby, Lawrence Eugene (Larry) (1923- )83
Doubleday, Abner (1819-1893)84
Durocher, Leo Ernest (the Lip) (1905-1991)85
Equipment87
Expansion90
Family Relationships93
Fantasy Camps94
Favorite Baseball Player94
Feller, Robert William (Rapid Robert) (1918- )95
Fiction96
Field of Dreams99
Films99
Finley, Charles Oscar (1918-1997)102
Flood, Curtis Charles (Curt) (1938-1997)103
Food Vendors104
Foster, Andrew (Rube, Jock) (1879-1930)105
Free Agency106
Gaedel, Edward Carl (Eddie) (1925-1961)109
Gambling109
Games111
Gashouse Gang113
Gehrig, Henry Louis (Lou, the Iron Horse) (1903-1941)113
Giamatti, Angelo Bartlett (1938-1989)116
Gibson, Joshua (Josh) (1911-1947)119
Gibson, Pack Robert (Bob, Hoot) (1935- )120
Greenberg, Henry Benjamin (Hank) (1911-1986)121
Grey, Pearl Zane (1875-1939)123
Griffey, George Kenneth, Jr. (Junior, Ken) (1969- )124
Griffith, Clark Calvin (the Old Fox) (1869-1955)124
Hall of Fame and Museum127
Hemingway, Ernest Miller (1899-1961)128
Heroes131
Hitless Wonders133
Home Run133
Hornsby, Rogers (Rajah) (1896-1963)136
House of David137
Hunter, James Augustus (Catfish) (1946-1999)137
Industrial Leagues139
Internet140
Irvin, Monford (Monte) (1919- )140
Jackson, Joseph Jefferson (Shoeless Joe) (1889-1951)143
Jackson, Reginald Martinez (Reggie) (1946- )144
Japanese Baseball145
Jewish Americans147
Johnson, Byron Bancroft (Ban) (1864-1931)149
Johnson, Walter Perry (the Big Train) (1887-1946)151
Journalism (Print)151
Kelly, Michael Joseph (King) (1857-1894)155
Kiner, Ralph McPherran (1922- )156
Kinsella, William Patrick (W. P.) (1935- )156
Korean Baseball157
Koufax, Sanford (Sandy) (1935- )158
Kuhn, Bowie K. (1926- )159
Labor-Management Relations161
Lacy, Samuel H. (Sam) (1903- )166
Landis, Kenesaw Mountain (1866-1944)167
Language, Baseball169
Lardner, Ringgold Wilmer (Ring) (1885-1933)171
Larsen, Donald James (Don) (1929- )173
Lasorda, Thomas Charles (Tommy) (1927- )174
Latin American Baseball174
Law177
Little League180
Louisville Slugger183
Mack, Cornelius Alexander (the Tall Tactician) (1862-1956)185
MacPhail, Leland Stanford, Sr. (Larry) (1890-1975); and Leland Stanford, Jr. (Lee) (1917- )186
Major Leagues188
Malamud, Bernard (1914-1986)191
Manley, Effa (1900-1981)192
Mantle, Mickey Charles (Mick, the Commerce Comet) (1931-1995)194
Marichal, Juan Antonio (Manito) (1937- )196
Maris, Roger Eugene (1934-1985)196
Mathewson, Christopher (Matty, Big Six) (1880-1925)197
Mays, Willie Howard (Say-Hey Kid) (1931-)198
McGraw, John Joseph (Mugsy, Little Napoleon) (1873-1934)199
McGwire, Mark David (1963-)200
McLain, Dennis Dale (Denny) (1944-)203
Men's Senior Baseball League/Men's Adult Baseball League204
Merkle Boner204
Miller, Marvin James (1917-)205
Minor Leagues205
Murderer's Row208
Musial, Stanley Frank (Stan the Man) (1920-)208
Music210
Myth211
Native Americans215
Negro Leagues217
New York Yankees219
Nicknames222
Night Baseball223
Ott, Melvin Thomas (Master Melvin) (1909-1958)227
Paige, Leroy Robert (Satchel) (ca. 1906-1982)229
Peanuts230
Perfection231
Periodicals231
Poetry232
Polo Grounds234
PONY Baseball and Softball234
Postema, Pamela (1954-)235
Povich, Shirley (1905-1998)235
Presidents of the United States236
Quisenberry, Daniel Raymond (1953-1998)239
Radbourn, Charles Gardner (Old Hoss) (1854-1897)241
Radio Broadcasting242
Railroads244
Records Set245
Religion246
Reserve Clause248
Rice, Grantland (1880-1954)249
Rickey, Wesley Branch (the Mahatma) (1881-1965)250
Ripken, Calvin Edwin, Jr. (Cal) (1960-)252
Ritual253
Robinson, Frank (1935-)254
Robinson, Jack Roosevelt (Jackie) (1919-1972)256
Rose, Peter Edward (Pete, Charlie Hustle) (1941-)259
Rotisserie Baseball (Fantasy Leagues)261
Rounders262
Rural America263
Ruth, George Herman (Babe, the Bambino, the Sultan of Swat) (1895-1948)264
Ryan, Lynn Nolan (1947-)267
Schacht, Alexander (Al) (1892-1984)271
Scouts271
Seaver, George Thomas (Tom Terrific) (1944-)272
Seymour, Harold (1910-1992)273
Smith, Walter Wellesley (Red) (1905-1982)273
Smith, Wendell (1914-1972)274
Society for American Baseball Research275
Sockalexis, Louis Francis (Chief, Sock) (1871-1913)276
Softball277
Sosa, Samuel Peralta (Sammy) (1968-)278
Souvenirs279
Spalding, Albert Goodwill (1850-1915)280
The Sporting News281
"The Star-Spangled Banner,"283
Statistics284
Steinbrenner, George Michael, III (1930-)285
Stengel, Charles Dillon (Casey, the Old Professor) (1890-1975)286
Strikeouts288
Substance Abuse290
Sunday, William Ashley (Billy, Parson, the Evangelist) (1862-1935)292
Taiwanese Baseball293
"Take Me Out to the Ball Game,"293
Television Broadcasting294
Theater297
Tinker to Evers to Chance298
Torre, Joseph Paul (1940-)298
Total Baseball299
Townball300
Turner, Robert Edward (Ted) (1938-)301
Twain, Mark (1835-1910)301
Umpires303
Uniforms306
Veeck, William L., Jr. (1914-1986)309
Wagner, John Peter (Honus, the Flying Dutchman) (1874-1955)311
Walsh, Edward Augustine (Big Ed) (1881-1959)312
War312
Ward, John Montgomery (Monte) (1860-1925)315
White, William DeKova (Bill) (1934-)316
Whitman, Walter (Walt) (1819-1892)316
"Who's on First?"317
Wilhelm, James Hoyt (1923-)318
Williams, Theodore Samuel (the Kid, Teddy Ball Game, the Splendid Splinter) (1918-)319
Wilson, August (1945-)321
Wilson, Lewis Robert (Hack) (1900-1948)322
Women in Baseball323
World Series327
Wrigley Field329
Yankee Stadium331
Young, Denton True (Cy) (1867-1955)332
Bibliography333
About the Author353
Index355

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