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Baseball: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture looks at American society through the prism of its favorite pastime, discussing not only the game itself but a variety of topics with significance beyond the diamond. Its 269 entries, which vary in length from two hundred to twenty-five hundred words, explore the game?s intersection with race, gender, art, drug abuse, entertainment, business, gambling, movies, and the shift from rural to urban society. Ac Filled with larger-than-life characters, baseball legends, sports facts and firsts, important milestones, and observations about daily life and popular culture, this encyclopedia is not only an excellent reference source but also an enjoyable book to browse.Credit for creating the first baseball table game is usually assigned to Francis C. Sebring, who invented Parlour Baseball. ... In any case, a diagram with the patent indicates that the game involved a player projecting a coin forward by means ofanbsp;...

Author: Edward J. Rielly
Publisher:U of Nebraska Press - 2005

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