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

Author: Vecsey, George

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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

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Publisher Random House Inc
Mfg Part# 9780812978704
SKU 205537744
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0812978706
Release Date 3/11/2008
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.75H x 5L x 0.75T
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"[A] sprightly history of the national pastime....Vivid, affectionate and clear-eyed, Vecsey's account makes for an engaging sports history."
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Editors Note 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.
Editors Note 1 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.
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