Jews and Baseball: Volume 2, The Post-Greenberg Years, 1949-2008

Jews and Baseball: Volume 2, The Post-Greenberg Years, 1949-2008

by Burton A. Boxerman, Benita W. Boxerman
     
 

This history follows up on the well-received first volume and traces the arc of Jews in baseball after Hank Greenberg retired in 1948. During this postwar period, Jews saw greater acceptance into the American mainstream as organized anti-Semitism was largely displaced by greater affluence, education, and a more geographically dispersed Jewish community. Jews

Overview

This history follows up on the well-received first volume and traces the arc of Jews in baseball after Hank Greenberg retired in 1948. During this postwar period, Jews saw greater acceptance into the American mainstream as organized anti-Semitism was largely displaced by greater affluence, education, and a more geographically dispersed Jewish community. Jews continued to flourish in baseball—new stars like Al Rosen, Sandy Koufax and Shawn Green debuted, and off the field the era brought more Jewish owners, executives, sportswriters, broadcasters, and even a commissioner. This book further demonstrates how and why Jews and baseball have continued to grow together.

Editorial Reviews

St. Louis Jewish Light
definitive...solid. No detail in the long history of Jews in baseball has been left out...lovingly and painstakingly compiled
The Jewish Journal
full of history and memory...richly and appropriately ornamented with stats, color commentary, and lots of evocative photographs...noteworthy
jweekly.com
the Boxermans...love affair with the game shows in the care and perseverance they used to track down so many stories from so many sources. This volume includes an impressive 38 pages of notes and bibliography

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786433575
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/20/2010
Series:
Sport & Leisure/Baseball
Pages:
340
Sales rank:
776,458
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

A member of the Society for American Baseball Research, Burton A. Boxerman taught history for thirty years and contributes to numerous historical journals. A longtime baseball fan, he lives in St. Louis, Missouri. Writer and researcher Benita W. Boxerman is retired from one of the largest public relations firms in the United States. She is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research and lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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