Hardback. 3 v. ill., ports. 24 cm. Excellent condition. Excellent dust jacket. ISBN: 0271003316. Codice inventario libreria
How did "America's National Game" evolve from a gentlemen's pastime in the 1850s to a national obsession in the Roaring Twenties? What really happened at Cooperstown in 1839, and why does the "Doubleday legend" persist? How did the commissioner system develop, and what was the impact of the "Black Sox" scandal? These questions and many others are answered in this book, with colorful details about early big league stars such as Mike "King" Kelly and pious Billy Sunday, Charles Comiskey and Ty Cobb, Napoleon Lajoie and "Cy" (Cyclone) Young.
The author explores historically the four major periods of transformation of the game: the Gentlemen's Era, the Golden Age, the Feudal Age, and the incipient Silver Age. Attention is given to the changing face of the major league spectacle, the evolving style of the game, and the changing interests of players, fans, and owners, along with influential innovators and their innovations. There are a number of surprises in the book. For instance, several black players made the big leagues in the 1880s, only to be driven out by a rising tide of Jim Crowism. For three generations black players were to be confined to their own clubs and leagues.
American baseball history reflects the nation's economic and social history, as author Voigt graphically demonstrates. On the fans' side, mass attendance at ball games reflects the rise of cities and the dilution of a work ethic with pursuit of leisure; on the owners' and players' side, organized baseball reflects the developing tension between big business and skilled employees. The result—despite ups and downs—is a typical American success story.
David Quentin Voigt has written five books on baseball history, plus American’s Leisure Revolution on the sociology of leisure and sport. After earning an M.A. in American history at Columbia and a Ph.D. in social science at Syracuse, Dr. Voigt returned to his hometown of Reading, PA, as Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Albright College.
Titolo: American baseball: Volume I: From the ...
Casa editrice: Pennsylvania State University Press 1983; c1983
Descrizione libro Penn State University Press, 1990. Condizione: Good. New Ed. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice articolo GRP37677125
Descrizione libro Penn State University Press, 1990. Condizione: Good. New Ed. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice articolo GRP96241825
Descrizione libro Penn State University Press, 1990. Condizione: Fair. New Ed. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Codice articolo GRP97230630
Descrizione libro Penn State University Press. Condizione: Fair. Acceptable condition. Book Good. No dust jacket. Volume 1. Stamped on interior. Codice articolo B05A-00641
Descrizione libro Pennsylvania State University Press. Hardcover. Condizione: Fair. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Dust Cover Missing. Codice articolo G0271003316I5N11
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Descrizione libro Penn State University Press, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Includes dust jacket. Dust jacket shows minor wear and tear, chipping and price stickers. Pages are clean, text and pictures are intact and unmarred. Codice articolo mon0001606178
Descrizione libro Penn State University Press, 1990. Hardcover. Condizione: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Codice articolo S_210032468
Descrizione libro Pennsylvania State University Press, 1983. Hardcover. Condizione: Used: Good. Codice articolo SONG0271003316
Descrizione libro University of Oklahoma Press. 2nd printing, 1968 Very Good+, Very Good- 8VO, 336 pgs., B/W Photos Hardcover: Nice tight binding. Text is clean and crisp. Jacket:Minor edge wear and chipping across top of jacket. Attractive copy in protective mylar. Codice articolo 003426