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A Comparative Anthology of Baseball Around the World

The Many Different Meanings of the Game

By (author) Robert B. Edgerton
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st May 2006
Dimensions: w 150mm h 230mm d 19mm
Weight: 544g
ISBN-10: 0773459146
ISBN-13: 9780773459144
Barcode No: 9780773459144
This book is an overview of the origins of baseball in America in the 19th century, building on the bat and ball games in England and earlier elsewhere, and its rapid spread around the world from that time until the present. This book provides a cultural perspective in which "America's past time" is discussed, and how it became so in the context of issues, such as gender, race, and ethnicity.

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"The intrusion of baseball into America's popular culture has been profound, including examples such as a left-handed pitcher is a 'south paw' and to bunt is to 'lay one down'... baseball spread around the world involves cultural factors... We learn of fascinating ball players who have captured the imagination of their nations..." - Professor Philip L. Kilbride, Bryn Mawr College"