Baseball, An Illustrated History David Quentin Voigt

ISBN: 9780271004341

Published: August 1st 1987

Hardcover

400 pages


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Baseball, An Illustrated History  by  David Quentin Voigt

Baseball, An Illustrated History by David Quentin Voigt
August 1st 1987 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 400 pages | ISBN: 9780271004341 | 7.26 Mb

The panorama of baseball is unfolded in this books sprightly words and lively photos--many published for the first time--against a background of historical turning points. From primitive stickball games played in village squares during the AmericanMoreThe panorama of baseball is unfolded in this books sprightly words and lively photos--many published for the first time--against a background of historical turning points. From primitive stickball games played in village squares during the American Revolution to the refined professional sport of the mid-1980s, baseball has continually mirrored the American scene.Baseballs triumphant moments are featured here: the high spots of every season from the 1858 contest between the New York Knickerbockers and the Brooklyn Atlantics, to the 1985 world championship campaign of the Kansas City Royals- the constant setting of new records, including Hank Aarons overtaking of Babe Ruth, and Pete Roses outnumbering of Ty Cobb- and the brilliant leadership of the games statesmen such as Ban Johnson and Branch Rickey.

But baseballs headaches and coping strategies, successful or unsuccessful, get due attention. The game has weathered wars, depressions, and such social changes as immigration, urbanization, unionization, and integration that have called for agonizing but finally effective adjustments.

Technological changes like floodlighting and AstroTurf(R) have required even tougher adjustments by players, and the staggering riches brought by television are a bonanza that players, managers, and owners are still learning to live with.Unlike some pessimistic observers, Voigt remains convinced that organized baseball will meet its current challenges with its historic fortitude. In this book he offers entertainment and food for thought to both new and seasoned fans.



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