Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture,2000

Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture,2000

by William M. Simons
     
 

This is an anthology of 19 papers that were presented at the Twelfth Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, held June 7-9, 2000 and co-sponsored by the State University of New York at Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Capped by Roger Kahn's essay on the rise and fall of great baseball prose, this Symposium plumbed such

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This is an anthology of 19 papers that were presented at the Twelfth Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, held June 7-9, 2000 and co-sponsored by the State University of New York at Oneonta and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Capped by Roger Kahn's essay on the rise and fall of great baseball prose, this Symposium plumbed such topics as baseball in the classroom, the national pastime and American Christianity, corporate encroachment, and the difficult course pursued by a Negro League team owner who also happened to be white and female.

These essays, divided into sections titled "Baseball and Culture," "Baseball as History," "The Business of Baseball" and "Race, Gender and Ethnicity in the National Pastime," cut through the quick and easy judgments of the media and offer instead the longer, more informed view of scholars and researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786411207
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Series:
Cooperstown Symposium Series, #4
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface1
Introduction3
When Homer Smote His Bloomin'Lyre: Some Observations on Sportswriting19
Safe at Home: Forging Intergeneration Alliances25
Jesus Is Standing at the Home Plate: Baseball and American Christianity40
Physical Literacy in Baseball and Other Sports59
A Flexible Metaphor: Baseball in the Classroom73
Walter Johnson by Jonathan Richman: The Portrait of a Hero in Song84
This Town Isn't Enough for Both of Us: Politics, Economics, and Local Rivalries in St. Louis Major League Baseball95
Baseball During World War II: An Exploration of the Issue117
Baseball in a Football Town: The Neighborhood Diamond, Heavy Industry, and High Attendance (1930-1949)136
The Game in Sepiatone and Soft Focus: Nostalgia and American Baseball in Historical Context147
Major League Umpires and Collective Bargaining167
Customer Discrimination in Memorabilia: New Evidence for Major League Baseball184
Despoiling the Sleeve: The Threat of Corporate Advertising Upon the Integrity of the Major League Uniform203
Houston's Latin Star Cesar Cedeno and Death in the Dominican Republic: The Troubled Legacy of Race Relations in the Lone Star State219
Comparative Ethnicity: Joe DiMaggio and Hank Greenberg237
Baseball in the Ocean State: Rhode Island Black Baseball, 1886-1948257
She Loves Baseball: Effa Manley and Negro League Baseball275
Black Players on the Field of Dreams: African American Baseball in Film296
I Haven't Got Ballplayers, I've Got Girls: Portrayals of Women in Baeball Film308
Index325

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