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Baseball : a history of America's favorite game / George Vecsey.

Vecsey, George. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 6 of 6 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown Public Library - Brownstown 796.3570973 V413 (Text) 79361000034341 Adult Nonfiction - Sports & Recreation Available -
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon 796.357 VEC (Text) 34330512223968 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
Spencer County Public Library - Grandview 796.357 Vec Mem (Text) 70741300026820 Adult NonFiction Available -
 Funding Source: B & T Memory
Spencer County Public Library - Richland 796.357 Vec (Text) 70741100095426 Adult NonFiction Available -
 Memory: Memory of Allen L. Young.
Spencer County Public Library - Rockport 796.357 (Text) 70741000048247 Adult Non Fiction Available -
 Funding Source: B & T
Spencer County Public Library - Rockport 796.357 Vec (Text) 70741000097703 Adult Non Fiction Available -
 Funding Source: B & T

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  • ISBN: 0679643389 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xiii, 252 p. ; 22 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2006

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-241) and index.
Summary, etc.: One of the great bards of America's Grand Old Game gives a rousing account of baseball, from its pre-Republic roots to the present day. Vecsey casts a fresh eye on the sport, illuminates its foibles and triumphs, and makes a classic story seem refreshingly new. This book is a narrative of America's can-do spirit, in which stalwart immigrants could transplant cricket and rounders in the fertile American culture and die-hard unionist players could later become the tightfisted avatars of the game's big-money establishment. It's a celebration of champions and underdogs. But most of all, it 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.--From publisher description.
Subject: Baseball > United States > History.

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