Creating the National Pastime: Baseball Transforms Itself, 1903-1953

Creating the National Pastime: Baseball Transforms Itself, 1903-1953

by G. Edward White
     
 

"A book for anyone either thrilled by the state of baseball today. . . An ideal introduction to how the sport became what it is."—Dan Okrent

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"A book for anyone either thrilled by the state of baseball today. . . An ideal introduction to how the sport became what it is."—Dan Okrent

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691058856
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2012
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.71(w) x 8.93(h) x 0.82(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction3
Ch. 1The Ballparks10
Ch. 2The Enterprise, 1903-192347
Ch. 3The Rise of the Commissioner: Gambling, the Black Sox, and the Creation of Baseball Heroes84
Ch. 4The Negro Leagues127
Ch. 5The Coming of Night Baseball160
Ch. 6Baseball Journalists190
Ch. 7Baseball on the Radio206
Ch. 8Ethnicity and Baseball: Hank Greenberg and Joe DiMaggio245
Ch. 9The Enterprise, 1923-1953275
Ch. 10The Decline of the National Pastime316
Notes331
Index355

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