Ships from/sold by Buy.com
See All Buying Options
advertisement

Baseball A History of America's Favorite Game (Paperback)

Author:  George Vecsey
Earn Super Points: Write a Review
Sorry, this selection is currently unavailable.
Baseball Vecsey, George 1 of 1
$15.00
(Save 31%)
$10.28 + $2.90 SHIPPING
EARN 11 RAKUTEN SUPER POINTS™ Super Points
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
FORMAT: Paperback
CONDITION:  Brand New
IN STOCK: Usually Ships within 24 hours
2 New
from
$10.28
See all sellers
45 day return policy
Share
promo
 
Description
More Buying Options
 

Learn more about Baseball:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0812978706
ISBN-13: 9780812978704
Sku: 205537744
Publish Date: 3/11/2008
Pages:  252
Age Range:  NA
See more in Baseball / History
 
One of the great bards of Americas Grand Old Game gives a rousing account of baseball, from its pre-Republic roots to the present day. Vecsey casts a fresh eye on the sport, illuminates its foibles and triumphs, and makes a classic story seem refreshingly new. This book is a narrative of Americas can-do spirit, in which stalwart immigrants could transplant cricket and rounders in the fertile American culture and die-hard unionist players could later become the tightfisted avatars of the games big-money establishment. Its a celebration of champions and underdogs. But most of all, it is a testament to the unbreakable bond between our nations pastime and the fans, whove remained loyal through the fifty-year-long interdict on black athletes, the Black Sox scandal, franchise relocation, and the use of performance-enhancing drugs by some major stars.--From publisher description. *Author: Vecsey, George *Series Title: Modern Library Chronicles *Subtitle: A History of Americas Favorite Game *Publication Date: 2008/03/11 *Number of Pages: 252 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 7.75
From the Publisher:
A sports columnist and author of Year in the Sun blends intriguing insights and anecdotes into a detailed history of baseball, capturing the iconic events, players, and games, as well as the sport's integral role in American history, culture, and society, from the Civil War era to the big business and drug scandals of the present day. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.One of the great bards of America's Grand Old Game gives a rousing account of baseball, from its pre-Republic roots to the present day. Vecsey casts a fresh eye on the sport, illuminates its foibles and triumphs, and makes a classic story seem refreshingly new. This book is a narrative of America's can-do spirit, in which stalwart immigrants could transplant cricket and rounders in the fertile American culture and die-hard unionist players could later become the tightfisted avatars of the game's big-money establishment. It's a celebration of champions and underdogs. But most of all, it is a testament to the unbreakable bond between our nation's pastime and the fans, who've remained loyal through the fifty-year-long interdict on black athletes, the Black Sox scandal, franchise relocation, and the use of performance-enhancing drugs by some major stars.--From publisher description.

Praise

"[A] sprightly history of the national pastime....Vivid, affectionate and clear-eyed, Vecsey's account makes for an engaging sports history." 06/12/21006

Product Attributes

Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0252
Product attributePublisher:   Modern Library
Advertisement Bottom