Baseball : an illustrated history / narrative by Geoffrey C. Ward ; based on a documentary filmscript by Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns ; with a new chapter by Kevin Baker ; preface by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick ; with an introduction by Roger Angell ; contributions by John Thorn ... [et al.] ; and an interview with Buck O'Neil

Author(s): Ward, Geoffrey C
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Subjects: Baseball--United States--History--Pictorial works
Baseball--United States--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: Updated ed
Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2010
LC Classification: G, GV
Table of Contents: Preface to the 2010 Edition: Negative Capability
Preface: Where Memory Gathers
Introduction: Hard Lines / Roger Angell
1st Inning
Our Game: Beginnings to 1900 3
Why Baseball / John Thorn 58
2nd Inning
Something Like a War: 1900-1910 65
Stats / Bill James 101
3rd Inning
The Faith of Fifty Million People: 1910-1920 107
The Minors / David Lamb 146
4th Inning
That Big Son of a Bitch: 1920-1930 153
The Church of Baseball / Thomas Boswell 189
5th Inning
Shadow Ball: 1930-1940 197
Why Would You Feel Sorry for Me? / Buck O'Neill 226
Thirties Baseball / Robert W. Creamer 260
6th Inning
The National Pastime: 1940-1950 267
Fan / Doris Kearns Goodwin 305
7th Inning
The Capital of Baseball: 1950-1960 311
Fifties Baseball / George F. Will 356
8th Inning
A Whole New Game: 1960-1970 363
Baseball and African American Life / Gerald Early 412
9th Inning
Home: The Modern Era 421
Always Right on Time / Daniel Okrent 467
10th Inning
The Age of Miracles and Wonders: Twenty-first Century Baseball / Kevin Baker 473
Acknowledgments, Selected Bibliography, Index, Illustration Credits, Film Credits 546
Additional Authors: Burns, Ken, 1953-
Baker, Kevin, 1958-
Notes: LCCN: 2010004072
ISBN: 9780307273499
ISBN: 0307273490
ISBN: 9780375711978 (paperback)
ISBN: 037571197X (paperback)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 548-549) and index
Summary: A moving and fascinating history of the game of baseball. Goes beyond the stolen bases and home runs to demonstrate how baseball has been influenced by, and has in turn influenced, American life
Contents: Preface to the 2010 edition: Negative capability -- Preface: Where memory gathers -- Introduction: Hard lines / Roger Angell -- Our game: beginnings to 1900 -- Why baseball / John Thorn -- Something like a war: 1900-1910 -- Stats / Bill James -- The faith of fifty million people: 191-1920 -- The minors / David Lamb -- That big son of a bitch: 1920-1930 -- The church of baseball / Thomas Boswell -- Shadow ball: 1930-1940 -- Why would you feel sorry for me? / an interview with Buck O'Neill -- Thirties baseball / Robert W. Creamer -- The national pasttime: 1940-1950 -- Fan / Doris Kearns Goodwin -- The capital of baseball: 1950-1960 -- Fifties baseball / George F. Will -- A whole new game: 1960-1970 -- Baseball and African American life / Gerald Early -- Home: the modern ear -- Always right on time / Daniel Okrent -- The age of miracles and wonders: twenty-first century baseball / Kevin Baker
Physical Description: xxvii, 564 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
OCLC Number: 503596105
ISBN/ISSN: 9780307273499
0307273490
9780375711978
037571197X

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