Baseball Over the Air: The National Pastime on the Radio and in the Imagination

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McFarland, Jan 1, 2007 - Performing Arts - 222 pages
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This narrative contains the documentation and interpretation of two imaginative pastimes (radio and baseball) and illuminates each in a unique manner. It integrates radio and baseball historically, sociologically, and culturally using the common themes of imaginative expression. This book is a unique approach into the magic of radio's imaginative power. Broadcasting baseball on the radio has brought many millions of Americans an imaginative link to a game that is built upon recollections of athletic achievement that ring far truer in our ?sweet imaginations.? Through the use of our imaginations, we can see the game itself as more than just a game, but a gateway to an imaginative realm beyond the reality of everyday life.

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Ever since baseball held the first World Series night game in 1971, sports pundits have complained that the late starting times dictated by avaricious television broadcasters would preclude kids with ... Read full review


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Tony Silvia is a professor of journalism and media studies at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. Visit his website at

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