Diamonds in the Rough: The Untold History of Baseball
U of Nebraska Press, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 437 pages
Pairing their detailed, informative research with a sophisticated anecdotal approach, Joel Zoss and John Bowman have written a fascinating, original, literate, and concise compendium of the history and issues surrounding America's national pastime. Addressed°are such diverse topics as the origins of the game, the contributions of minorities and women, the evolution of umpiring, baseball's influence on literature and music, substance abuse, on- and off-field tragedy, and the game's international presence. Diamonds in the Rough is an invaluable and stimulating resource both for those who already study the game and for those who would like to learn its revealing history.
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ARMS AND THE GAME 77
THE BALLPARK AS MELTING POT 115
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