Extra Bases: Reflections on Jackie Robinson, Race, and Baseball History (Paperback)
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Extra Bases: Reflections on Jackie Robinson, Race, and Baseball History (Paperback)

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Paperback 165 Pages / Published: 01/09/2002
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Few sports have as much power and magic as baseball, and few writers have addressed the history of the game as well as Jules Tygiel. In his role as a historian, Tygiel purposefully takes his eye off the ball and focuses on the broader cultural scene that surrounds the game: how developments in the game reflect American society and the ways in which our nation has changed over time. In doing so he captures a part of baseball that many have forgotten, a rich aspect of our American legacy.

In this collection of articles Tygiel illuminates significant events and issues in the history of baseball. He revisits the Jackie Robinson saga-his turbulent military service in World War II, the story behind his signing, and the evolution of his legacy. Tygiel examines the history of blacks in baseball-the Negro Leagues and baseball's Jim Crow era, race relations in baseball since 1947, and Roy Campanella's career and his life after the tragic automobile accident that left him paralyzed. Finally, Tygiel analyzes what baseball history has to offer-how it should be written, the intersection of television and baseball, and a reflection on the current state of the game.

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803294479
Number of pages: 165
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 9 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Especially useful. . . . is a review of 'Baseball History in the 1980s,' which provides an excellent guide to the baseball literature of that decade."-The Virginia Quarterly Review * The Virginia Quarterly Review *
"Compelling. . . . A splendid job"-Mark Brazaitis, Aethlon -- Mark Brazaitis * Aethlon *

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