Baseball: The People's Game
Oxford University Press, May 30, 1991 - Sports & Recreation - 672 pages
In Baseball: The People's Game, Dorothy Seymour Mills and Harold Seymour produce an authoritative, multi-volume chronicle of America's national pastime. The first two volumes of this study -The Early Years and The Golden Age -won universal acclaim. The New York Times wrote that they "will grip every American who has invested part of his youth and dreams in the sport," while The Boston Globe called them "irresistible." Now, in The People's Game, the authors offer the first book devoted entirely to the history of the game outside of the professional leagues, revealing how, from its early beginnings up to World War II, baseball truly became the great American pastime. They explore the bond between baseball and boys through the decades, the game's place in institutions from colleges to prisons to the armed forces, the rise of women's baseball that coincided with nineteenth century feminism, and the struggles of black players and clubs from the later years of slavery up to the Second World War. Whether discussing the birth of softball or the origins of the seventh inning stretch, the Seymours enrich their extensive research with fascinating details and entertaining anecdotes as well as a wealth of baseball experience. The People's Game brings to life the central role of baseball for generations of Americans. Note: On August 2, 2010, Oxford University Press made public that it would credit Dorothy Seymour Mills as co-author of the three baseball histories previously "authored" solely by her late husband, Harold Seymour. The Seymours collaborated on Baseball: The Early Years (1960), Baseball: The Golden Age (1971) and Baseball: The People's Game (1991).
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
A.G. Spalding according amateur American American League Army athletic association ball games ball players ball playing Ban Johnson base baseball clubs baseball games baseball league baseball team Baseball's became big-league black teams Boston boys Brooklyn camps catcher championship Chicago Cincinnati Reds Cleveland coach college baseball competition Cuban Giants diamond employees fans field football Garry Herrmann girls Harvard high school Indian industrial inmates institutions intercollegiate intramural later leaguers major-league manager Massachusetts National National League Navy Negro officers Ohio Organized Baseball outfielder park participation physical education physical training pitched pitcher play ball played baseball playgrounds president prison professional recreation reformatory reported season semipro semipro team Sing Sing softball Sol White soldiers sponsored Sunday teams played thirties took tournament town team twenties umpire University varsity Washington winning women workers YMCA York York Giants young
Page 8 - A boy's will is the wind's will, And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts." And Deering's Woods are fresh and fair, And with joy that is almost pain My heart goes back to wander there, And among the dreams of the days that were, I find my lost youth again. And the strange and beautiful song, The groves are repeating it still: "A boy's will is the wind's will, And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.