The First World Series and the Baseball Fanatics of 1903 (Paperback)
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The First World Series and the Baseball Fanatics of 1903 (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 30/09/2005
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Recapturing the drama and color of this historic sporting event, Roger I. Abrams shows how the first world series ("Boston Americans vs. Pittsburgh Pirates") provided a unique lens to view American life and culture at the dawn of the twentieth century. It is a fascinating story brimming with colorful, larger-than-life characters: legendary players Honus Wagner, Cy Young, Jimmy Collins, Fred Clarke, Big Bill Dineen, and Deacon Phillippe on the field; and Mike "Nuf Ced" McGreevey, "Honey Fitz" Fitzgerald, and the boisterous Boston Royal Rooters, cheering, chanting, and singing in the grandstands. This is also the story of how the post-season play gave disparate classes in society - Brahmins, industrialists, Irish politicians, Jewish immigrants - the rare opportunity to join in common support of their local teams and heroes.

Publisher: Northeastern University Press
ISBN: 9781555536442
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
Edition: New edition

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