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Chasing Baseball: Our Obsession with Its History, Numbers, People and Places

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For more than five decades, pioneering researcher Dorothy Seymour Mills has studied and written about baseball's past. With this groundbreaking book, she turns her attention to the historians, stat hounds, and many thousands of not-so-casual fans whose fascination with the game and its history, like her own, defies easy explanation. As Mills demonstrates, baseball elicits a passion--and inspires a slightly off-kilter, obsessive behavior--that is only slightly less interesting than the people who indulge it.

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Despite worries about baseball's decline, deep interest in memorabilia, fantasy baseball, exhibits, and the games themselves indicate the sport is surviving steroid scandals, negative publicity, and the perception that the game is more nostalgia than a part of current popular culture. This book shows that while basketball and football might enjoy wider popularity today, no sport elicits the passion--or inspires the slightly off-kilter, obsessive behavior--that baseball does.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786442898
Author:
Mills, Dorothy Seymour
Publisher:
McFarland & Company
Foreword by:
Crepeau, Richard C.
Foreword:
Crepeau, Richard C.
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Baseball - Statistics
Subject:
Baseball -- United States.
Subject:
Baseball -- Social aspects -- United States.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
258
Dimensions:
8.80x5.90x.70 in. .75 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Despite worries about baseball's decline, deep interest in memorabilia, fantasy baseball, exhibits, and the games themselves indicate the sport is surviving steroid scandals, negative publicity, and the perception that the game is more nostalgia than a part of current popular culture. This book shows that while basketball and football might enjoy wider popularity today, no sport elicits the passion--or inspires the slightly off-kilter, obsessive behavior--that baseball does.
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