Touching Base: Professional Baseball and American Culture in the Progressive Era
by Steven A. Riess
University of Illinois Press, 1999
Paper: 978-0-252-06775-4 | Cloth: 978-0-252-02467-2
Library of Congress Classification GV867.64.R54 1999
Dewey Decimal Classification 796.3570973

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Now revised and expanded, Touching Base examines the myths as well as the realities, symbols, and rituals of "America's favorite pastime." Steven Riess details the relationships among urban politics, communities, and baseball, exploring how debates over issues such as Sunday games, ballpark construction, and the promotion of the game were shaped by Progressive Era sensibilities. Focusing on Atlanta, New York, and Chicago, Riess analyzes the spectators, owners, and players to evaluate how baseball both influenced and mirrored broader society.
 
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