Base Ball A Journal of the Early Game Vol 8

Base Ball  A Journal of the Early Game  Vol  8
Author: John Thorn
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2015-01-09
ISBN: 1476617481
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Base Ball A Journal of the Early Game Vol 8 Book Excerpt:

BACK ISSUE Base Ball is a peer-reviewed book series published annually. Offering the best in original research and analysis, it promotes study of baseball’s early history, from its protoball roots to 1920, and its rise to prominence within American popular culture. Prior to Volume 10, Base Ball was published as Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game. This is a back issue of that journal.

Base Ball A Journal of the Early Game Vol 9

Base Ball  A Journal of the Early Game  Vol  9
Author: John Thorn
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN: 147662139X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Base Ball A Journal of the Early Game Vol 9 Book Excerpt:

BACK ISSUE Base Ball is a peer-reviewed book series published annually. Offering the best in original research and analysis, it promotes study of baseball's early history, from its protoball roots to 1920, and its rise to prominence within American popular culture. Prior to Volume 10, Base Ball was published as Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game. This is a back issue of that journal.

Base Ball A Journal of the Early Game Vol 7

Base Ball  A Journal of the Early Game  Vol  7
Author: John Thorn
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-03-11
ISBN: 1476614369
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Base Ball A Journal of the Early Game Vol 7 Book Excerpt:

BACK ISSUE Base Ball is a peer-reviewed book series published annually. Offering the best in original research and analysis, it promotes study of baseball’s early history, from its protoball roots to 1920, and its rise to prominence within American popular culture. Prior to Volume 10, Base Ball was published as Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game. This is a back issue of that journal.

Base Ball A Journal of the Early Game Vol 6 No 2 Fall 2012

Base Ball  A Journal of the Early Game  Vol  6  No  2  Fall 2012
Author: John Thorn
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2015-10-13
ISBN: 1476621950
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Base Ball A Journal of the Early Game Vol 6 No 2 Fall 2012 Book Excerpt:

BACK ISSUE Base Ball is a peer-reviewed book series published annually. Offering the best in original research and analysis, it promotes study of baseball’s early history, from its protoball roots to 1920, and its rise to prominence within American popular culture. Prior to Volume 10, Base Ball was published as Base Ball: A Journal of the Early Game. This is a back issue of that journal.

Live All You Can

Live All You Can
Author: Jay Martin
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 155
Release: 2009
ISBN: 0231147945
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Live All You Can Book Excerpt:

Laying waste to the notion that Abner Doubleday established the modern game of baseball, acclaimed biographer Jay Martin makes a bold case for A. J. Cartwright (1820-1892), an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and avid ballplayer whose keen perception and restless spirit codified the rules of the sport and engineered its rapid spread throughout the country. Consulting Cartwright's personal correspondence and papers, Martin shows how this American archetype synthesized a number of elements from popular ballgames into the program, bylaws, and positions we find on the field today. After formalizing his blueprint, Cartwright worked tirelessly to promote baseball nationwide, appealing to both upper- and lower-class spectators and ballplayers and weaving a trail of influence across nineteenth-century America. Addressing the controversy that has roiled for years around the claims for Doubleday and Cartwright, Martin revisits the original arguments behind each camp and throws into sharp relief the competing ambitions of these figures during a time of aggressive westward expansion and unparalleled opportunities for individual reinvention. Martin's story of modern baseball not only offers a fascinating window into a thoroughly American phenomenon but also accesses a rare history of American ideals.

Double Plays and Double Crosses

Double Plays and Double Crosses
Author: Don Zminda
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-03-10
ISBN: 1538142333
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Double Plays and Double Crosses Book Excerpt:

The gripping story of how one of the most infamous scandals in American history—the Black Sox scandal—continued for nearly a year following the fixed World Series of 1919 until the truth began to emerge. The Black Sox scandal has fascinated sports fans for over one hundred years. But while the focus has traditionally been on the fixed 1919 World Series, the reality is that it continued well into the following season—and members of the Chicago White Sox very likely continued to fix games. The result was a year of suspicion, intrigue, and continued betrayal. In Double Plays and Double Crosses: The Black Sox and Baseball in 1920, Don Zminda tells the story of an unforgettable team and an unforgettable year in baseball and American history. Zminda reveals in captivating detail how the Black Sox scandal unfolded in 1920, the level of involvement in game-fixing by notable players like Shoeless Joe Jackson and Buck Weaver, and the complicity of White Sox management in covering up details of the scandal. In addition, Zminda provides an in-depth investigation of games during the 1920 season that were likely fixed and the discovery during the year of other game-fixing scandals that rocked baseball. Throughout 1920, the White Sox continued to play—and usually win—despite mistrust among teammates. Double Plays and Double Crosses tells for the first time what happened during this season, when suspicion was rampant and the team was divided between “clean” players and those suspected of fixing the 1919 World Series.

Black Ball A Negro Leagues Journal Vol 8

Black Ball  A Negro Leagues Journal  Vol  8
Author: Leslie A. Heaphy
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2015-12-31
ISBN: 1476621381
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Ball A Negro Leagues Journal Vol 8 Book Excerpt:

BACK ISSUE Under the guidance of Leslie Heaphy and an editorial board of leading historians, this peer-reviewed, annual book series offers new, authoritative research on all subjects related to black baseball, including the Negro major and minor leagues, teams, and players; pre–Negro League organization and play; barnstorming; segregation and integration; class, gender, and ethnicity; the business of black baseball; and the arts. Prior to Volume 9, Black Ball was published as Black Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal. This is a back issue of that journal.

Before They Were the Cubs

Before They Were the Cubs
Author: Jack Bales
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2019-03-07
ISBN: 1476635064
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Before They Were the Cubs Book Excerpt:

Founded in 1869, the Chicago Cubs are a charter member of the National League and the last remaining of the eight original league clubs still playing in the city in which the franchise started. Drawing on newspaper articles, books and archival records, the author chronicles the team's early years. He describes the club's planning stages of 1868; covers the decades when the ballplayers were variously called White Stockings, Colts, and Orphans; and relates how a sportswriter first referred to the young players as Cubs in the March 27, 1902, issue of the Chicago Daily News. Reprinted selections from firsthand accounts provide a colorful narrative of baseball in 19th-century America, as well as a documentary history of the Chicago team and its members before they were the Cubs.

Black Ball A Negro Leagues Journal Vol 6

Black Ball  A Negro Leagues Journal  Vol  6
Author: Leslie A. Heaphy
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2014-04-04
ISBN: 1476614288
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Ball A Negro Leagues Journal Vol 6 Book Excerpt:

BACK ISSUE Under the guidance of Leslie Heaphy and an editorial board of leading historians, this peer-reviewed, annual book series offers new, authoritative research on all subjects related to black baseball, including the Negro major and minor leagues, teams, and players; pre–Negro League organization and play; barnstorming; segregation and integration; class, gender, and ethnicity; the business of black baseball; and the arts. Prior to Volume 9, Black Ball was published as Black Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal. This is a back issue of that journal.

The New York Mets in Popular Culture

The New York Mets in Popular Culture
Author: David Krell
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2020-09-09
ISBN: 1476680108
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New York Mets in Popular Culture Book Excerpt:

Bringing fresh perspectives to the team that has brought joy, triumph and even a miracle to New York City, this collection of new essays examines portrayals of the Mets in film, television, advertising and other media. Contributors cover little-known aspects of Mets history that even die-hard fans may not know. Topics include the popularity of Rheingold's advertising in the 1950s and 1960s, Bob Murphy's broadcasting career before joining the Mets' announcing team in 1962, Mr. Met's rivalry with the Phillie Phanatic, Dave Kingman's icon status, the pitching staff's unsung performance after the 1969 World Series victory, and Joan Payson's world-renowned art collection and philanthropy.

Base Ball Founders

Base Ball Founders
Author: Peter Morris,,William J. Ryczek,Jan Finkel,Leonard Levin
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2013-07-01
ISBN: 0786474300
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Base Ball Founders Book Excerpt:

"Base Ball Founders completes the series of histories of the clubs and players responsible for making baseball the national pastime. More than 40 clubs and hundreds of pioneer players are profiled by leading experts on baseball's early years. The subjects include legendary clubs and fabled players but space is also given to less well remembered clubs"--

Candy Cummings

Candy Cummings
Author: Stephen Robert Katz
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2022-03-31
ISBN: 1476644594
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Candy Cummings Book Excerpt:

One of the greatest pitchers of his era, William Arthur "Candy" Cummings was born in 1848, when baseball was in its infancy. In the 1870s, Candy's invention, the curveball, played a transformative role and earned him a place in the Hall of Fame. Drawing on extensive research, this first full-length biography traces Candy's New England heritage and chronicles his rise to the top, from pitching for amateur teams in mid-1860s Brooklyn to playing in the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players--the first major league--and then the newly-formed National League. A critical examination of the evidence and competing claims reveals that Cummings was, indeed, the originator of the curveball.

Never Just a Game

Never Just a Game
Author: Robert F. Burk
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2001-03-01
ISBN: 9780807849613
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Never Just a Game Book Excerpt:

America's national pastime has been marked from its inception by bitter struggles between owners and players over profit, power, and prestige. In this book, the first installment of a highly readable, comprehensive labor history of baseball, Robert Burk d

The Early Image of Black Baseball

The Early Image of Black Baseball
Author: James E. Brunson III
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2009-09-12
ISBN: 0786454253
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Early Image of Black Baseball Book Excerpt:

This volume examines early black baseball as it was represented in the artwork and written accounts of the popular press. From contemporary postbellum articles, illustrations, photographs and woodcuts, a unique image of the black athlete emerges, one that was not always positive but was nonetheless central in understanding the evolving black image in American culture. Chapters cover press depictions of championship games, specific teams and athletes, and the fans and culture surrounding black baseball.

Baseball Before We Knew It

Baseball Before We Knew It
Author: David Block
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2006-03-01
ISBN: 9780803262553
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Baseball Before We Knew It Book Excerpt:

It may be America?s game, but no one seems to know how or when baseball really started. Theories abound, myths proliferate, but reliable information has been in short supply?until now, when Baseball before We Knew It brings fresh new evidence of baseball?s origins into play. David Block looks into the early history of the game and of the 150-year-old debate about its beginnings. He tackles one stubborn misconception after another, debunking the enduring belief that baseball descended from the English game of rounders and revealing a surprising new explanation for the most notorious myth of all?the Abner Doubleday?Cooperstown story. ø Block?s book takes readers on an exhilarating journey through the centuries in search of clues to the evolution of our modern National Pastime. Among his startling discoveries is a set of long-forgotten baseball rules from the 1700s. Block evaluates the originality and historical significance of the Knickerbocker rules of 1845, revisits European studies on the ancestry of baseball which indicate that the game dates back hundreds, if not thousands of years, and assembles a detailed history of games and pastimes from the Middle Ages onward that contributed to baseball?s development. In its thoroughness and reach, and its extensive descriptive bibliography of early baseball sources, this book is a unique and invaluable resource?a comprehensive, reliable, and readable account of baseball before it was America?s game.

Tim Keefe

Tim Keefe
Author: Charlie Bevis
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2015-10-15
ISBN: 0786496657
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tim Keefe Book Excerpt:

One of the greatest pitchers of the 19th century, Tim Keefe (1857-1933) was an ardent believer in the artisan work ethic that was becoming outmoded in burgeoning industrial America. A master craftsman, he compiled 342 career victories during his 14-season Major League career while adapting to numerous changes in pitching rules during the 1880s. Known as a strategic pitcher, he outsmarted batters, particularly with his change-of-pace pitch. He led the New York Giants to the National League pennant in 1888 and 1889, establishing a Major League record with 19 consecutive pitching victories in 1888. He taught pitching as a college baseball coach, wrote several articles about his craft and established a sporting goods firm where he manufactured a baseball of his own design. He was a proponent for players' rights as the secretary of the Brotherhood of Professional Base Ball Players, which formed the ill-fated Players' League in 1890. This first-ever biography of Keefe covers the career of the 1964 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee.

Base Ball 12

Base Ball 12
Author: Don Jensen
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2021-03-29
ISBN: 1476674736
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Base Ball 12 Book Excerpt:

Base Ball is a peer-reviewed book series published annually. Offering the best in original research and analysis, it promotes study of baseball's early history, from its protoball roots to 1920, and its rise to prominence within American popular culture. This volume, number 12, includes thirteen articles on topics ranging from the career of pitcher Harry Coveleski, Philadelphia baseball pioneer Thomas Fitzgerald, and a baseball power couple, James and Harriet Coogan, to early Brooklyn baseball, the game in Canada during World War I, and the amateur teams sponsored by typewriter companies.

Scandal on the South Side

Scandal on the South Side
Author: Jacob Pomrenke
Publsiher: SABR, Inc.
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1933599944
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scandal on the South Side Book Excerpt:

The Black Sox Scandal is a cold case, not a closed case. When Eliot Asinof wrote his classic history about the fixing of the 1919 World Series, Eight Men Out, he told a dramatic story of undereducated and underpaid Chicago White Sox ballplayers, disgruntled by their low pay and poor treatment by team management, who fell prey to the wiles of double-crossing big-city gamblers offering them bribes to lose the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds. Shoeless Joe Jackson, Buck Weaver, Eddie Cicotte, and the other Black Sox players were all banned from organized baseball for life. But the real story is a lot more complex. We now have access to crucial information that changes what we thought we knew about “baseball’s darkest hour” — including rare film footage from that fateful fall classic, legal documents from the criminal and civil court proceedings, and accurate salary information for major-league players and teams. All of these new pieces to the Black Sox puzzle provide definitive answers to some old mysteries and raise other questions in their place. However, the Black Sox Scandal isn’t the only story worth telling about the 1919 Chicago White Sox. The team roster included three future Hall of Famers, a 20-year-old spitballer who would go on to win 300 games in the minor leagues, and even a batboy who later became a celebrity with the “Murderers’ Row” New York Yankees in the 1920s. All of their stories are included in Scandal on the South Side, which has full-life biographies on each of the 31 players who made an appearance for the White Sox in 1919, plus a comprehensive recap of Chicago’s pennant-winning season, the tainted World Series, and the sordid aftermath. This book isn’t a rewriting of Eight Men Out, but it is the complete story of everyone associated with the 1919 Chicago White Sox. The Society for American Baseball Research invites you to learn more about the Black Sox Scandal and the infamous team at the center of it all. With contributions from Adrian Marcewicz, Andy Sturgill, Brian Cooper, Brian McKenna, Brian Stevens, Bruce Allardice, Dan Lindner, Daniel Ginsburg, David Fleitz, David Fletcher, Gregory H. Wolf, Irv Goldfarb, Jack Morris, Jacob Pomrenke, James E. Elfers, James R. Nitz, Jim Sandoval, John Heeg, Kelly Boyer Sagert and Rod Nelson, Lyle Spatz, Paul Mittermeyer, Peter Morris, Richard Smiley, Rick Huhn, Russell Arent, Steve Cardullo, Steve Steinberg, Steven G. McPherson, and William F. Lamb. Table of Contents: 1. Introduction, by Jacob Pomrenke 2. Prologue: Offseason 1918-19, by Jacob Pomrenke 3. Joe Benz, by William F. Lamb 4. Eddie Cicotte, by Jim Sandoval 5. Eddie Collins, by Paul Mittermeyer 6. Shano Collins, by Andy Sturgill 7. Dave Danforth, by Steve Steinberg 8. Red Faber, by Brian Cooper 9. Season Timeline: April 1919 10. Happy Felsch, by James R. Nitz 11. Chick Gandil, by Daniel Ginsburg 12. Joe Jackson, by David Fleitz 13. Bill James, by Steven G. McPherson 14. Joe Jenkins, by Jacob Pomrenke 15. Dickey Kerr, by Adrian Marcewicz 16. Season Timeline: May 1919 17. Nemo Leibold, by Gregory H. Wolf 18. Grover Lowdermilk, by James E. Elfers 19. Byrd Lynn, by Russell Arent 20. Erskine Mayer, by Lyle Spatz 21. Hervey McClellan, by Jack Morris 22. Tom McGuire, by Jack Morris 23. Season Timeline: June 1919 24. Fred McMullin, by Jacob Pomrenke 25. Eddie Murphy, by John Heeg 26. Win Noyes, by Bruce Allardice 27. Pat Ragan, by Andy Sturgill 28. Swede Risberg, by Kelly Boyer Sagert and Rod Nelson 29. Charlie Robertson, by Jacob Pomrenke 30. Season Timeline: July 1919 31. Reb Russell, by Richard Smiley 32. Ray Schalk, by Brian Stevens 33. Frank Shellenback, by Brian McKenna 34. John Sullivan, by Jacob Pomrenke 35. Buck Weaver, by David Fletcher 36. Roy Wilkinson, by William F. Lamb 37. Season Timeline: August 1919 38. Lefty Williams, by Jacob Pomrenke 39. Owner: Charles Comiskey, by Irv Goldfarb 40. Manager: Kid Gleason, by Dan Lindner 41. General Manager: Harry Grabiner, by Steve Cardullo 42. Executive: Tip O’Neill, by Brian McKenna 43. Batboy: Eddie Bennett, by Peter Morris 44. Season Timeline: September 1919 45. Walking Off to the World Series, by Jacob Pomrenke 46. The 1919 World Series: A Recap, by Rick Huhn 47. The Pitching Depth Dilemma, by Jacob Pomrenke 48. 1919 American League Salaries, by Jacob Pomrenke 49. The Black Sox Scandal, by William F. Lamb 50. Epilogue: Offseason 1919-20, by Jacob Pomrenke

Bud Fowler

Bud Fowler
Author: Jeffrey Michael Laing
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2013-04-18
ISBN: 0786472642
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bud Fowler Book Excerpt:

This is the biography of Bud Fowler (ne John Jackson), the first African American to play in organized baseball, and the longest tenured at the time that the color line was drawn. In addition to his professional playing career, which lasted more than 25 years, Fowler was a scout, organizer, owner, and promoter of touring black baseball clubs--including the legendary Page Fence Giants--in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Emphasizing the social and cultural contexts for Fowler's accomplishments on and off the baseball diamond, and his prominence within the history and development of the national pastime, the text builds a convincing case for Fowler as one of the great pioneering figures of the early game.

Sports Capitalism

Sports Capitalism
Author: Frank P. Jozsa
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2017-11-28
ISBN: 1351148621
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sports Capitalism Book Excerpt:

The book focuses on how, when, where and why the US-based professional sports leagues extend their brands and penetrate markets in nations across the globe. The book examines the strategies, progress and expectations of each league despite the cultural, economic and political barriers that exist between and within countries and areas. It offers a model of the sports business and, where appropriate, the emergence, evolution and growth of prominent women's sports leagues are documented. This book is unique as there are no other academic publications that study and report the global ambitions of this special group of organizations in one volume. Readers such as college and university sports history, management, marketing and international business professors, students and researchers can use and apply the book, as either a teaching supplement, reference and/or literature source. It will also appeal to targeted groups beyond the academic community with strategic economic incentives to learn about sports capitalism, such as sports entrepreneurs and league officials.