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"It seems like the entire history of baseball is packed into this one book - and without a wasted word. It's tremendously enjoyable - the perfect companion."
- Jim Bouton, former New York Yankees Pitcher and author of Ball Four.

"Written for the casual and passionate fan alike, The Cambridge Companion to Baseball acknowledges baseball's two pasts and lays out a rich cultural, historical and sociological record of the national pastime."
-Miles Doyle, FCRH '01, FORDHAM

"The Cambridge Companion to baseball is more hit than miss, however, and there is something in this book that will satisfy everyone - from the baseball novice to the lifelong student of the game."
--Canadian Journal of History/Annales

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The ideal first resource for anyone interested in the history and culture of baseball, this Companion considers baseball's place in America and globally. Chapters address topics such as baseball in literature and film and the challenges presented by steroid use, and portray some of baseball's most memorable and influential personalities.
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Product Details

  • Series: Cambridge Companion to Baseball
  • Paperback: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (February 21, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521145759
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521145756
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,271,820 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By K. France on August 28, 2011
Format: Paperback
This is a fantastic book. A must have for fans of baseball beyond the diamond. I'm teaching a baseball-themed writing course and this is one of my go-to books for well-written essays on baseball's cultural impact on American society.
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I bought this book as a requirement for my ethnicity in baseball class, and it was a really good book.
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Consummate, well-researched, and well thought out, but it is nothing compared to BASEBALL IN THE GARDEN for the early years.
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