Batboys and the World of Baseball

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Univ. Press of Mississippi, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 232 pages
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From 170 interviews Neil D. Isaacs features first-hand stories of batboys who served during nine decades of baseball. In chronicling them he shows how reality neutralizes illusions and how conventions of the sport enforce lifelong values.
 

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Contents

prologue The Importance of Being Batboy
1
chapter one The Subculture of the Ballpark
15
chapter two Sacred Precincts
30
chapter three Rites of Initiation and Passage
55
chapter seven Queer for the Yard
166
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About the author (1995)

Neil D. Isaacs is a professor of English at the University of Maryland.

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