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Encyclopedia of Women and Baseball
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Encyclopedia of Women and Baseball [Hardcover]

Leslie A. Heaphy , Mel Anthony May , Laura Wulf
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Book Description

July 27, 2006
Women have been involved in baseball from the game’s early days, in a wide range of capacities. This ambitious encyclopedia provides information on women players, managers, teams, leagues, and issues since the mid–19th century. Players are listed by maiden name with married name, when known, in parentheses. Information provided includes birth date, death date, team, dates of play, career statistics and brief biographical notes when available. Related entries are noted for easy cross-reference. Appendices include the rosters of the World War II era All American Girls Professional Baseball League teams; the standings and championships from the AAGPBL; and all women’s baseball teams and players identified to date.

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“Deepen[s] the historical record on the nation’s pastime...ample cross references...for comprehensive collections” --Library Journal

About the Author

Leslie A. Heaphy is an associate professor of history at Kent State University, Stark Campus, in Canton, Ohio. She is also the author of The Negro Leagues, 1869–1960 (2003) and lives in North Canton. Mel Anthony May lives in Kent, Ohio.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 440 pages
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company (July 27, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786421002
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786421008
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 7.5 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,347,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars A First for Women's Baseball Scholarship May 27, 2010
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This book is the first attempt to compile everything known about the topic of women and baseball into one volume. It is a valuable resource for scholars, particularly because of its extensive bibliography, covering 57 pages and organized by topic. The book is currently the most complete resource on modern day women's baseball. It includes team rosters from current women's teams plus results of women's collegiate and World Cup baseball championships, both domestic and international. The format is an alphabetical compilation of hundreds of subjects relating to women's involvement with the National Pastime. A handful of female players, such as Elizabeth Murphy, and a few teams, such as the AAGPBL's Rockford Peaches, receive several pages of coverage while most subjects receive a paragraph or two. The longest single selection is a 10-page article on Canadian Female Umpires. This book will, no doubt, become a living document, that will be updated as new information becomes available. In the meantime, it is a must-have for any serious student of women's baseball and a fun resource for any fan of the game.
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A lot research went into this book. Great resource for someone doing research on women's baseball. This book gives many leads to more research.As someone who is interested in the history I find this a good read and it should be helpful as I do some research on the history of wm bb in Michigan. We need to record our history now so people will know we played.
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