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ISBN-13: 978-0300136395 ISBN-10: 0300136390 Edition: Reprint

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; Reprint edition (April 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300136390
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300136395
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #851,474 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A superb inside look at how the national pastime has reinvented itself. Alan Klein's writing is engaging and his research is top-notch. His efforts remind me of that Johnny Cash song. When it comes to the globalization of baseball, Klein has been ''everywhere.''"--Tim Wendel, author of "The New Face of Baseball: The One-Hundred-Year Rise and Triumph of Latinos in America's Favorite Sport"

About the Author

Alan M. Klein is professor of sociology and anthropology, Northeastern University. He is author of Sugarball: The American Game, The Dominican Dream, published by Yale University Press; and Baseball on the Border: A Tale of Two Laredos. He lives in Boston.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Robert S. Whiting on October 13, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Illuminating look at the changing face of America's former national pastime and its recent growth around the globe. The research, which includes material on baseball in Italy, Germany and the UK, as well as the usual suspects, is impressive.
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A. Klein on August 23, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Remarkable!! Klein's book is not even out yet, a minor point for M. Torrez who trashes it without having read a word. Readers of these reviews should take note- this space can be a clearing house for people with grudges and agendas. Pay no attention to my rating; I am the author and had to rate the book in order to caution unsuspecting readers.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By George Gmelch on September 10, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This book by Alan Klein, the leading authority on the social science of baseball, may be his best (he is also the author of Sugarball, and Baseball on the Border). In Growing the Game he unravels MLB's efforts to expand baseball outside the U.S. Lucid and engaging. Perfect for my Sport, Culture and Society course.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Devon on March 8, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I had to buy this book for my ethnicity in baseball class, and it was a really good book. I liked it.
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0 of 22 people found the following review helpful By M. torres on August 20, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Growing the Game is just a waste of time and money...The issue of the globalization of baseball has been better analyzed by other authors in the past 5 years!!..Klein is just way out of touch!!...Don't buy it!
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