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Expanding The Strike Zone

Pub Date : 2013 | Author : Daniel A. Gilbert | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 1558499962
ISBN 13 : 9781558499966

With its iconic stars and gleaming ballparks, baseball has been one of the most captivating forms of modern popular culture. This book examines the history and meaning of the sport..



Slow Getting Up

Pub Date : 2014-09-02 | Author : Nate Jackson | Publisher : Harper Collins

ISBN 10 : 9780062383211
ISBN 13 : 0062383213

One man's odyssey into the brutal hive of the National Football League As an unsigned free agent who rose through the practice squad to the starting lineup of the Denver Broncos, N..


When Baseball Isn T White Straight And Male

Pub Date : 2012-11-20 | Author : Lisa Doris Alexander | Publisher : McFarland

ISBN 10 : 9780786471133
ISBN 13 : 0786471131

This book analyzes how sportswriters discuss issues of race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual identity, age, and class within professional baseball from 1998 to the present. Each cha..


A Well Paid Slave

Pub Date : 2007-09-25 | Author : Brad Snyder | Publisher : Penguin

ISBN 10 : 9781440619014
ISBN 13 : 1440619018

After the 1969 season, the St. Louis Cardinals traded their star center fielder, Curt Flood, to the Philadelphia Phillies, setting off a chain of events that would change professio..


Scorecasting

Pub Date : 2012 | Author : Tobias J. Moskowitz | Publisher : Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN 10 : 9780307591807
ISBN 13 : 0307591808

A behavioral economist and a veteran Sports Illustrated writer analyze hidden influences and subtle biases that shape sports plays, covering such topics as performance pressures, t..


Baseball And Rhetorics Of Purity

Pub Date : 2010-08-13 | Author : Michael L. Butterworth | Publisher : University of Alabama Press

ISBN 10 : 9780817317102
ISBN 13 : 0817317104

Baseball has long been considered America's "national pastime," touted variously as a healthy diversion, a symbol of national unity, and a model of democratic inclusion. But, accor..