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Harry Hooper: An American Baseball Life (Sport and Society)

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Through the figure of Harry Hooper (1887-1974), star of four World Series championship teams and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Paul Zingg describes baseball's transformation from an often rowdy spectacle to a respectable career choice and entertainment institution. Zingg chronicles Hooper's rise from a sharecropper background in California to college and then to the pinnacle of his sport. Boston's lead-off hitter and right fielder from 1909 to 1920, Hooper later played for the Chicago White Sox, managed in the Pacific Coast League, and coached Princeton's team. When he retired in 1925, he held every major fielding record for an American League right fielder. Hooper's diaries, memoirs, and six decades of letters offer a rich and colorful commentary on the evolution of the game, as well as insight into the tensions between a player's public and private lives.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780252071706
Editor:
Rader, Benjamin G.
Editor:
Roberts, Randy
Author:
Zingg, Paul J.
Other:
Zingg, Paul J. F30
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Subject:
History
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Sports - Baseball
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Sport and Society
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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