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Epilogue

Robert Peterson

in Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195076370
eISBN:
9780199853786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076370.003.0059
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes a view that recognition should be afforded to the great stars of Negro baseball at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York. The chapter states ... More


Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball

Rebecca T. Alpert

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399004
eISBN:
9780199897360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399004.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book explores the many-faceted relationship between Jews and black baseball in Jim Crow America. Jewish sports entrepreneurs, political radicals, and a team of black Jews called the Belleville ... More


Should you Be Happy?

Peter Winkler

in The Mathematics of Various Entertaining Subjects: Research in Recreational Math

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164038
eISBN:
9781400881338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164038.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter discusses a method of computing probabilities called “coupling.” The idea of coupling is that, when comparing probabilities of two events A and B, one tries to put them into the same ... More


The Conflict over Baseball Comedy

Rebecca T. Alpert

in Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399004
eISBN:
9780199897360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399004.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter recounts the role played by Jewish entrepreneurs and comedians incorporating amusements into the serious game of baseball. Precursors to the costumed mascots of today, clowning and ... More


Baseball on Trial: The Origin of Baseball's Antitrust Exemption

Nathaniel Grow

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038198
eISBN:
9780252095993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038198.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

The 1922 Federal Baseball Supreme Court ruling held that the “business of base ball” was not subject to the Sherman Antitrust Act because it did not constitute interstate commerce. This book explains ... More


Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams

Robert Peterson

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195076370
eISBN:
9780199853786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076370.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Early in the 1920s, the New York Giants sent a scout to watch a young Cuban play for Foster's American Giants, a baseball club in the Negro Leagues. The scout liked what he saw, but was disappointed ... More


Tammany Baseball

Neil J. Sullivan

in The Diamond in the Bronx: Yankee Stadium and the Politics of New York

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331837
eISBN:
9780199851607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331837.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the history of the New York Yankees baseball team and their Yankee Stadium in New York City. The Yankees started their history as the bankrupt remnants of an old National League ... More


The Crowd

Neil J. Sullivan

in The Diamond in the Bronx: Yankee Stadium and the Politics of New York

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331837
eISBN:
9780199851607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331837.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the crowd cheering for the New York Yankees baseball team at the Yankee Stadium in New York City during the 1920s. It suggests that the commercial success of the stadium and the ... More


Selling the Stadium

Neil J. Sullivan

in The Diamond in the Bronx: Yankee Stadium and the Politics of New York

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331837
eISBN:
9780199851607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331837.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Jacob Ruppert's sale of the New York Yankees and the Yankee Stadium. On January 25, 1945, Del Webb and Dan Topping, together with Larry McPhail purchased the Yankees and the ... More


The City and its Stadium

Neil J. Sullivan

in The Diamond in the Bronx: Yankee Stadium and the Politics of New York

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331837
eISBN:
9780199851607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331837.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the history of Columbia Broadcasting System's (CBS) sale of the New York Yankees franchise to the twelve-member syndicate headed by Mike Burke and George Steinbrenner for $10 ... More


The Stadium Game in New York

Neil J. Sullivan

in The Diamond in the Bronx: Yankee Stadium and the Politics of New York

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331837
eISBN:
9780199851607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331837.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the history of the New York Yankee's search for a new stadium during the 1990s. In 1993, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner considered several sites for the stadium including Van ... More


Pioneers In Black And White

Robert Peterson

in Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195076370
eISBN:
9780199853786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076370.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter discusses how baseball started in the United States during the war as the game spread in army camps and military prisons. When the National Association of Base Ball Players was faced with ... More


Jim Crow Scores on the Squeeze Play

Robert Peterson

in Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195076370
eISBN:
9780199853786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076370.003.0019
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Three negroes entered the International League, however, that doesn't mean they were treated any differently than any other negroes. Discrimination existed even between the players ranging from wrong ... More


The Black Wagner

Robert Peterson

in Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195076370
eISBN:
9780199853786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076370.003.0032
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter discusses the story of John Henry Lloyd or more commonly, Black Wagner, in the United States, and El Cuchara or the Shovel, in Cuba, due to his protruding jaw and shovel-like hands. He ... More


On The Field and Off

Robert Peterson

in Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195076370
eISBN:
9780199853786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076370.003.0041
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Negro baseball is here to stay and it was baseball for keeps as it was tough on the field as well as off. A game between a black club and a white semi pro is nowhere as brutal as a game between two ... More


Today, Hickory Switch Tomorrow

Robert Peterson

in Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195076370
eISBN:
9780199853786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076370.003.0046
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the connection between Negro baseball and barnstorming. Negro clubs tour the country to join leagues and sometimes they encounter food and lodging issues due to the cool ... More


Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Pioneers

Debra A. Shattuck

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040375
eISBN:
9780252098796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040375.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book is the first to document the transformation of America’s national pastime from a gender-neutral sport into a highly-gendered “man’s game.” For decades, most modern scholars of sport have ... More


Conclusion

Debra A. Shattuck

in Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Pioneers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040375
eISBN:
9780252098796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040375.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Baseball did not become gendered as a man’s sport overnight nor did any single group dominate the cultural metanarrative of baseball as it matured from infancy to adolescence during the nineteenth ... More


Smart Ball: Marketing the Myth and Managing the Reality of Major League Baseball

Robert F. Lewis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732078
eISBN:
9781604732177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732078.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This book follows Major League Baseball (MLB)’s history as a sport, a domestic monopoly, a neocolonial power, and an international business. MLB’s challenge has been to market its popular mythology ... More


Early Life: Son of Louisville

Andrew T. McDonald and Verlaine Stoner McDonald

in Paul Rusch in Postwar Japan: Evangelism, Rural Development, and the Battle against Communism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813176079
eISBN:
9780813176109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176079.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Chapter 1 traces Paul Rusch’s early life in Louisville as the son of a grocer and as a soldier in World War I. After the war, Rusch led an effort to establish a bohemian art colony in Louisville, ... More


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