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"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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780252067754
ISBN-10: 0252067754
Format: Paperback
(5817mm x 3887mm x 534mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 26-Jul-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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