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Baseball : an encyclopedia of popular culture

Author: Edward J Rielly
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2000.
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Baseball has brought us great players, great writers, and some really rotten calls. Baseball: an encyclopedia of popular culture looks at American society through the prism of its favorite pastimes, discussing not only the game but also such issues as race relations, writing, drug abuse, entertainment, gambling, movies, and the change from rural to urban society.
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Genre/Form: Reference sources
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rielly, Edward J.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2000
Online version:
Rielly, Edward J.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2000
Online version:
Rielly, Edward J.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2000
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Rielly
ISBN: 1576071030 9781576071038
OCLC Number: 44720772
Description: xvii, 371 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Aaron, Henry Louis (Hank, Hammerinʼ Hank) --
African Americans --
Alexander, Grover Cleveland (Old Pete, Alex the Great) --
All-American Girls Professional Baseball League --
Allen, Mel --
All-Star Games --
American Legion Baseball --
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrigʼs Disease) --
Anson, Adrian Constantine (Cap, Pop) --
Antitrust Exemption --
Art --
Artificial Turf --
Australian Baseball --
Autographs --
Autry, Orvon Gene --
Babe Ruth League --
Baker, John Franklin (Home Run) --
Ballparks --
Banks, Ernest (Ernie, Mr. Cub) --
Barber, Walter Lanier (Red) --
The Baseball Encyclopedia --
Bauman, Joe Willis --
Bell, James Thomas (Cool Papa) --
Berra, Lawrence Peter (Yogi) --
Black Sox Scandal --
Bouton, James Alan (Jim) --
Brickhouse, John Beasley (Jack) --
Brooklyn Dodgers --
Brown, Mordecai Peter Centennial (Three Finger, Brownie) --
Business --
Campanella, Roy (Campy) --
Canadian Baseball --
Cancer --
Caray, Harry --
Cards, Baseball --
Cartwright, Alexander Joy --
ʺCasey at the Bat, ʺ --
Castro, Fidel --
Chadwick, Henry --
Chandler, Albert Benjamin (Happy) --
Chapman, Raymond Johnson (Ray) --
Cheating --
Cincinnati Red Stockings --
Clemente, Roberto Walker --
Cobb, Tyrus Raymond (the Georgia Peach) --
Collectibles --
College Baseball --
Colorado Silver Bullets --
Comiskey, Charles Albert (Charlie, the Old Roman, Commy) --
Commissioner --
Connors, Kevin Joseph Aloysius (Chuck) --
Creighton, James --
Cricket --
Cuban Baseball --
Cummings, William Arthur (Candy) --
Damn Yankees --
Dean, Jay Hanna (Dizzy) --
Democracy --
DiMaggio, Joseph Paul (Joltinʼ Joe, the Yankee Clipper) --
Disabilities --
Lawrence Eugene (Larry) --
Doubleday, Abner. Durocher, Leo Ernest (the Lip) --
Equipment --
Expansion --
Family Relationships --
Fantasy Camps --
Favorite Baseball Player --
Feller, Robert William (Rapid Robert) --
Fiction --
Field of Dreams --
Films --
Finley, Charles Oscar --
Flood, Curtis Charles (Curt) --
Foster, Andrew (Rube, Jock) --
Free Agency --
Gaedel, Edward Carl (Eddie) --
Gambling --
Games --
Gashouse Gang --
Gehrig, Henry Louis (Lou, the Iron Horse) --
Giamatti, Angelo Bartlett --
Gibson, Joshua (Josh) --
Gibson, Pack Robert (Bob, Hoot) --
Greenberg, Henry Benjamin (Hank) --
Grey, Pearl Zane --
Griffey, George Kenneth, Jr. (Junior, Ken) --
Griffith, Clark Calvin (the Old Fox) --
Hall of Fame and Museum --
Hemingway, Ernest Miller --
Heroes --
Hitless Wonders --
Home Run --
Hornsby, Rogers (Rajah) --
House of David --
Hunter, James Augustus (Catfish) --
Industrial Leagues --
Internet --
Irvin, Monford (Monte) --
Jackson, Joseph Jefferson (Shoeless Joe) --
Jackson, Reginald Martinez (Reggie) --
Japanese Baseball --
Jewish Americans --
Johnson, Byron Bancroft (Ban) --
Johnson, Walter Perry (the Big Train) --
Journalism (Print) --
Kelly, Michael Joseph (King) --
Kiner, Ralph McPherran --
Kinsella, William Patrick (W.P.) --
Korean Baseball --
Koufax, Sanford (Sandy) --
Kuhn, Bowie K. --
Labor-Management Relations --
Lacy, Samuel H. (Sam) --
Landis, Kenesaw Mountain --
Language, Baseball --
Lardner, Ringgold Wilmer (Ring) --
Larsen, Donald James (Don) --
Lasorda, Thomas Charles (Tommy) --
Latin American Baseball --
Law --
Little League --
Louisville Slugger --
Mack, Cornelius Alexander (the Tall Tactician) --
MacPhail, Leland Stanford, Sr. (Larry) --
Leland Stanford, Jr. (Lee) --
Major Leagues. Malamud, Bernard --
Manley, Effa --
Mantle, Mickey Charles (Mick, the Commerce Comet) --
Marichal, Juan Antonio (Manito) --
Maris, Roger Eugene --
Mathewson, Christopher (Matty, Big Six) --
Mays, Willie Howard (Say-Hey Kid) --
McGraw, John Joseph (Mugsy, Little Napoleon) --
McGwire, Mark David --
McLain, Dennis Dale (Denny) --
Menʼs Senior Baseball League/Menʼs Adult Baseball League --
Merkle Boner --
Miller, Marvin James --
Minor Leagues --
Murdererʼs Row --
Musial, Stanley Frank (Stan the Man) --
Music --
Myth --
Native Americans --
Negro Leagues --
New York Yankees --
Nicknames --
Night Baseball --
Ott, Melvin Thomas (Master Melvin) --
Paige, Leroy Robert (Satchel) --
Peanuts --
Perfection --
Periodicals --
Poetry --
Polo Grounds --
PONY Baseball and Softball --
Postema, Pamela --
Povich, Shirley --
Presidents of the United States --
Quisenberry, Daniel Raymond --
Radbourn, Charles Gardner (Old Hoss) --
Radio Broadcasting --
Railroads --
Records Set --
Religion --
Reserve Clause --
Rice, Grantland --
Rickey, Wesley Branch (the Mahatma) --
Ripken, Calvin Edwin, Jr. (Cal) --
Ritual --
Robinson, Frank --
Robinson, Jack Roosevelt (Jackie) --
Rose, Peter Edward (Pete, Charlie Hustle) --
Rotisserie Baseball (Fantasy Leagues) --
Rounders --
Rural America --
Ruth, George Herman (Babe, the Bambino, the Sultan of Swat) --
Ryan, Lynn Nolan --
Schacht, Alexander (Al) --
Scouts --
Seaver, George Thomas (Tom Terrific) --
Seymour, Harold --
Smith, Walter Wellesley (Red) --
Smith, Wendell --
Society for American Baseball Research --
Sockalexis, Louis Francis (Chief, Sock) --
Softball --
Sosa, Samuel Peralta (Sammy) --
Souvenirs. Spalding, Albert Goodwill --
The Sporting News --
ʺThe Star-Spangled Bannerʺ --
Statistics --
Steinbrenner, George Michael, III --
Stengel, Charles Dillon (Casey, the Old Professor) --
Strikeouts --
Substance Abuse --
Sunday, William Ashley (Billy, Parson, the Evangelist) --
Taiwanese Baseball --
ʺTake Me Out to the Ball Gameʺ --
Television Broadcasting --
Theater --
Tinker to Evers to Chance --
Torre, Joseph Paul --
Total Baseball --
Townball --
Turner, Robert Edward (Ted) --
Twain, Mark (1835-1910) --
Uniforms --
Veeck, William L., Jr. (1914-1986) --
Wagner, John Peter (Honus, the Flying Dutchman) --
Walsh, Edward Augustine (Big Ed) --
War --
Ward, John Montgomery (Monte) --
White, William DeKova (Bill) --
Whitman, Walter (Walt) --
ʺWhoʼs on First?ʺ --
Wilhelm, James Hoyt --
Williams, Theodore Samuel (the Kid, Teddy Ball Game, the Splendid Splinter) --
Wilson, August --
Wilson, Lewis Robert (Hack) --
Women in Baseball --
World Series --
Wrigley Field --
Yankee Stadium --
Young, Denton True (Cy).
Responsibility: Edward J. Rielly.
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