Baseball for everyone : stories from the great game
by Coleman, Janet Wyman.
|Format:||Print Book 2003|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies|
This is a colourful tour of baseball's history, celebrated and illustrated in American folk art and collectables. From pick-up games played by children, Civil War soldiers, firemen and college students to the formation of the first professional leagues, this is a democratic look at the sport illustrated with early baseball cards, paintings, quilts, signs, carved bats and more. The great players are here, too, depicted by the fans who loved them.
ContentsBatter up! A single or a walk? 1826-1900. Baseball's beginnings ; No more "soaking" ; Measuring the heroes ; A game for everyone ; Baseball near the battlefield ; "Slide, Kelly, Slide" ; A profit of $1.39 ; Who's that on first? ; Signs of the game
Going for a double 1900-1930. The ball player who made more money than the President ; Baseball's silent heroes ; Native Americans and the American pastime ; A rookie decides not to run to second base ; "Katie Casey was Baseball Mad" ; Baseball leaves home ; Shadow Ball, "Satchel" and the segregated game
Rounding second, headed for third 1930-1960. Beyond the ballpark ; Jackie Robinson changes America ; Women get a chance at bat ; Little League is big! ; Sawamura strikes out The Babe ; Hilda and Lib
Coming Home! 1960 to the present. The old and the new ; Records come tumbling down ; The worst team in Baseball wins ; American history, art and baseball ; Charlie Hustle ; Just like the next kid ; The numbers.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Publisher's Weekly Review: "
-- United States
-- Juvenile literature.
Baseball -- History.
|Publisher|| New York :Harry N. Abrams :2003
In association with the American Folk Art Museum,
Warren, Elizabeth V.
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references (page ). .