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The Resource Baseball, George Vecsey, (electronic resource)

Baseball, George Vecsey, (electronic resource)

Label
Baseball
Title
Baseball
Statement of responsibility
George Vecsey
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Football is force and fanatics, basketball is beauty and bounce. Baseball is everything: action, grace, the seasons of our lives. George Vecsey's book proves it, without wasting a word." --Lee Eisenberg, author of The Number In Baseball , one of the great bards of America's Grand Old Game gives a rousing account of the sport, from its pre-Republic roots to the present day. George Vecsey casts a fresh eye on the game, illuminates its foibles and triumphs, and performs a marvelous feat: making a classic story seem refreshingly new. Baseball is a narrative of America's can-do spirit, in which stalwart immigrants such as Henry Chadwick could transplant cricket and rounders into the fertile American culture and in which die-hard unionist baseballers such as Charles Comiskey and Connie Mack could eventually become the tightfisted avatars of the game's big-money establishment. It's a celebration of such underdogs as a rag-armed catcher turned owner named Branch Rickey and a sure-handed fielder named Curt Flood, both of whom flourished as true great men of history. But most of all, Baseball is a testament to the unbreakable bond between our nation's pastime and the fans, who've remained loyal through the fifty-year-long interdict on black athletes, the Black Sox scandal, franchise relocation, and the use of performance-enhancing drugs by some major stars. Reverent, playful, and filled with Vecsey's charm, Baseball begs to be read in the span of a rain-delayed doubleheader, and so enjoyable that, like a favorite team's championship run, one hopes it never ends. "Vecsey possesses a journalist's eye for detail and a historian's feel for the sweep of action. His research is scrupulous and his writing crisp. This book is an instant classic-- a highly readable guide to America's great enduring pastime." -- The Louisville Courier Journal From the Hardcover edition
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Vecsey, George
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dictionaries
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Overdrive Inc
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  • History
  • Sports & Recreations
  • Nonfiction
Label
Baseball, George Vecsey, (electronic resource)
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http://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L2BjQAAAG8GAAA1n/products/7968443a-2479-4d80-8759-055035960e7a
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Publication
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307494061
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7968443a-2479-4d80-8759-055035960e7a
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read
Label
Baseball, George Vecsey, (electronic resource)
Link
http://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L2BjQAAAG8GAAA1n/products/7968443a-2479-4d80-8759-055035960e7a
Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307494061
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
7968443a-2479-4d80-8759-055035960e7a
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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