The Glory of Their Times

Author: Lawrence S. Ritter
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062309617
Format: PDF
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Baseball was different in earlier days—tougher, rawer, more intimate—when giants like Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb ran the bases. In the monumental classic The Glory of Their Times, the golden era of our national pastime comes alive through the vibrant words of those who played and lived the game.

The Glory of Their Times

Author: Lawrence S. Ritter
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061994715
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Baseball was different in earlier days—tougher, rawer, more intimate—when giants like Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb ran the bases. In the monumental classic The Glory of Their Times, the golden era of our national pastime comes alive through the vibrant words of those who played and lived the game.

Glory of Their Times

Author: Lawrence S. Ritter
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688112730
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Story of the Early Days of Baseball Told by the Men Who Played It

Baseball when the Grass was Real

Author: Donald Honig
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803272675
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Honig interviewed former big-league players across the country to compile this nostalgic book packed with statistics, action, revelations, and an extraordinary oral history of the halcyon days of baseball between the world wars. Includes comments by Ted Williams, Bucky Waters, Lou Gehrig, and others. Photos.

Our Game

Author: Charles C. Alexander
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 146685622X
Format: PDF
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Our Game is a book by Charles C. Alexander, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at Ohio University and author of acclaimed baseball books Our Game: An American Baseball History and Rogers Hornsby: A Biography, and Breaking the Slump: Baseball in the Depression Era.

Only the Ball was White

Author: Robert Peterson
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195076370
Format: PDF, ePub
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Tells the forgotten story of Black star-quality athletes excluded from professional baseball because of the big league's color line

The Boys of Summer

Author: Roger Kahn
Publisher: Aurum Press Limited
ISBN: 1781312079
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DIV This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball clubs ever fielded, the team that broke the colour barrier with Jackie Robinson. It is a book by and about a sportswriter who grew up near Ebbets Field, and who had the good fortune in the 1950s to cover the Dodgers for the Herald Tribune. This is a book about what happened to Jackie, Carl Erskine, Pee Wee Reese, and the others when their glory days were behind them. In short, it is a book fathers and sons and about the making of modern America. 'At a point in life when one is through with boyhood, but has not yet discovered how to be a man, it was my fortune to travel with the most marvelously appealing of teams.' Sentimental because it holds such promise, and bittersweet because that promise is past, the first sentence of this masterpiece of sporting literature, first published in the early '70s, sets its tone. The team is the mid-20th-century Brooklyn Dodgers, the team of Robinson and Snyder and Hodges and Reese, a team of great triumph and historical import composed of men whose fragile lives were filled with dignity and pathos. Roger Kahn, who covered that team for the New York Herald Tribune, makes understandable humans of his heroes as he chronicles the dreams and exploits of their young lives, beautifully intertwining them with his own, then recounts how so many of those sweet dreams curdled as the body of these once shining stars grew rusty with age and battered by experience. /div

Baseball

Author: George Vecsey
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0307494063
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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“Football is force and fanatics, basketball is beauty and bounce. Baseball is everything: action, grace, the seasons of our lives. George Vecsey’s book proves it, without wasting a word.” –Lee Eisenberg, author of The Number In Baseball, one of the great bards of America’s Grand Old Game gives a rousing account of the sport, from its pre-Republic roots to the present day. George Vecsey casts a fresh eye on the game, illuminates its foibles and triumphs, and performs a marvelous feat: making a classic story seem refreshingly new. Baseball is a narrative of America’s can-do spirit, in which stalwart immigrants such as Henry Chadwick could transplant cricket and rounders into the fertile American culture and in which die-hard unionist baseballers such as Charles Comiskey and Connie Mack could eventually become the tightfisted avatars of the game’s big-money establishment. It’s a celebration of such underdogs as a rag-armed catcher turned owner named Branch Rickey and a sure-handed fielder named Curt Flood, both of whom flourished as true great men of history. But most of all, Baseball 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. Reverent, playful, and filled with Vecsey’s charm, Baseball begs to be read in the span of a rain-delayed doubleheader, and so enjoyable that, like a favorite team’s championship run, one hopes it never ends. “Vecsey possesses a journalist’s eye for detail and a historian’s feel for the sweep of action. His research is scrupulous and his writing crisp. This book is an instant classic—— a highly readable guide to America’s great enduring pastime.” — The Louisville Courier Journal From the Hardcover edition.

Baseball in the Garden of Eden

Author: John Thorn
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743294041
Format: PDF, Docs
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A history of the rise and fall of baseball in America challenges popular beliefs about the game's evolution while revealing how it reflects popular culture, citing the roles of such contributing factors as gambling and religion.

Baseball

Author: Geoffrey C. Ward
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
ISBN: 0679765417
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A history of baseball explores the ways in which the it both influenced, and was influenced by, politics, racism, literature, and more