Diamonds around the Globe: The Encyclopedia of International Baseball

Diamonds around the Globe: The Encyclopedia of International Baseball

by Peter C. Bjarkman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313322686

ISBN-13: 9780313322686

Pub. Date: 12/01/2004

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Baseball is increasingly popular throughout the world, as evidenced by the many talented players (such as Ichiro Suzuki, Miguel Cabrera, Albert Pujols, and Hideki Matsui) coming to the Major Leagues from around the globe. The influx of such players is testament to the many high-quality professional and amateur leagues that thrive throughout the world. In this

Overview

Baseball is increasingly popular throughout the world, as evidenced by the many talented players (such as Ichiro Suzuki, Miguel Cabrera, Albert Pujols, and Hideki Matsui) coming to the Major Leagues from around the globe. The influx of such players is testament to the many high-quality professional and amateur leagues that thrive throughout the world. In this reference book—the first of its kind— narrative chapters trace the history of baseball in Australia, Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, and throughout the rest of the world. Bjarkman profiles the teams and leading players from each country. He also covers the history of tournament play throughout the world, including Olympic baseball. This volume provides an invaluable and unprecedented source on the growth of America's national pastime into a global phenomenon that one day might feature a true World Series. Backmatter includes a chronology of important events, an annotated bibliography, and contact information for official baseball federations throughout the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313322686
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Pages:
652
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Birth of the International Pastime

Cuba

Canada

Japan

The Dominican Republic

Venezuela

Puerto Rico

Mexico

The Rim of the Caribbean Basin

Europe and Africa

Asia and Oceania

Baseball's Olympic Movements

The Caribbean World Series

Appendix 1: International Baseball Chronology: Greatest Moments in World Baseball History

Appendix 2: International Baseball Annotated Bibliography

Appendix 3: International Baseball Federation 2003 Membership Roster

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