ISBN-10:
0807156116
ISBN-13:
2900807156116
Pub. Date:
06/09/2014
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Inventing Baseball Heroes: Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, and the Sporting Press in America

Inventing Baseball Heroes: Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, and the Sporting Press in America

by Amber Roessner

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ISBN-13: 2900807156116
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 06/09/2014
Pages: 248

About the Author

AMBER ROESSNER is assistant professor in the School of Journalism and Electronic Media at the University of Tennessee—Knoxville and a former sportswriter for the Gainesville (GA) Times.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Prologue: Baseball Beckons 1

1 Constructing Heroes 6

2 The Sporting Press; Baseball's Biggest Backscratcher 14

3 Enter Christy Mathewson and Tyrus Cobb 26

4 The Making of a Gentleman, a Peach, and a Sportswriter 42

5 Gathering the "Inside Dope" 59

6 Crafting Kings of the Diamond 78

7 Ghosts and Ghouls 97

8 The Quintessential Saint and the Preeminent Sinner 109

9 Baseball's Greatest Battle 133

10 A Triumphant Return 147

11 The End of the "Gee Whiz" Era 164

Epilogue: Nostalgia for a Bygone Era 180

Notes 185

Index 215

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