Our Game by Charles C. Alexander audiobook

Our Game: An American Baseball History

By Charles C. Alexander
Read by Grover Gardner

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9780805015942
14.54 Hours 1
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This entertaining history blends anecdote, incident, and analysis as it chronicles the story of our national pastime. Alexander covers the advent of the first professional baseball leagues, the game’s surge in the early twentieth century, the Golden Twenties and the Gray Thirties, the breaking of the color line in the late forties, and the game’s expansion to its current status as a premier team sport. He describes changing playing styles and outstanding teams and personalities but also demonstrates the many connections between baseball—as game, sport, and business—and the evolution of tastes, values, and institutions in the United States.

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Summary

Summary

This entertaining history blends anecdote, incident, and analysis as it chronicles the story of our national pastime. Alexander covers the advent of the first professional baseball leagues, the game’s surge in the early twentieth century, the Golden Twenties and the Gray Thirties, the breaking of the color line in the late forties, and the game’s expansion to its current status as a premier team sport. He describes changing playing styles and outstanding teams and personalities but also demonstrates the many connections between baseball—as game, sport, and business—and the evolution of tastes, values, and institutions in the United States.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Charles Alexander’s history of baseball is authoritative and a pleasure to read. I tremendously enjoyed it.” Lawrence Ritter, author of The Glory of Our Times
“This coherent narrative history captures the glory, the excitement, and the occasional scandal that characterize the country’s favorite sport. Entertaining and informative without flogging readers with a plethora of numbing statistics, Alexander’s style should appeal to fans and students of baseball lore. A book that should readily lend itself as a tool in teaching modern American social and cultural history.” School Library Journal
“A commendable blend of people and events.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Charles C. Alexander

Author Bio: Charles C. Alexander

Charles C. Alexander, formerly a distinguished professor of history at Ohio University, is the author of a number of books, including Our Game: An American Baseball History and the celebrated biographies Ty Cobb and John McGraw.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Sports & Recreation
Runtime: 14.54
Audience: Adult
Language: English