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The New York game : baseball and the rise of a new city

Title
The New York game : baseball and the rise of a new city / Kevin Baker.
ISBN
9780375421839
0375421831
9780593537893
Edition
First edition.
Publication
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2024.
Copyright Notice Date
©2024
Physical Description
ix, 511 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Notes
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Summary
"A hugely entertaining history of baseball in New York City, bursting with bigger than life figures, and long-forgotten heroes, spanning the game's founding to the early 1940s"-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
Baseball and the rise of a new city
Other formats
Online version: Baker, Kevin. New York game First edition. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2024]
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
April 16, 2024
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Part one: Origins. City game
The whirlpool and the volcano
"The snap, go, fling"
"One or more colored persons"
The professionals
Making the Welkin Ring
A league
"Lies, damned les, and..."
Drawing the color line
"We are the people!"
"Work of the sneaky order"
Strike!
Consolidation
Part two: The inside game, 1901-1919. "Scholastic contests"
"Truxton against the world"
The Christian gentleman
The bad guys come to town
Subterraneans
"The man with the corkscrew brain"
Ballyhoo
Bonehead
The great brain
Various catastrophes
The flock takes flight
The other game in town
"Gossip is a dangerous thing"
The big fix
Part three: The Babe in Nighttown, 1920-1929. The city in the air
The Babe
The big money
Death in the afternoon
The franchise
A giant mistake
Welcome to Goatville
Dazzy and Daffy
"Anything can happen now"
Out of the shadows
The greatest team, part I
The brass cuspidor and paradise in the Bronx
The virtuous city: New York in the Great Depression, 1929-1939. "Sluttish to the last degree"
The virtuous city is born
"The attendance was robbed"
Last call
The quiet men
"The 'coonsberry' rules"
The powerhouse
The greatest team. Again. Biscuit pants and the dage
"And always play the game"
Singing in the dark: the city in time of war, 1939-1945. The waiting game
The world of tomorrow
The redheaded league
Brooklyn becomes the world
The stolen season
The streak
Brooklyn's own DiMaggio
The wait for next year begins
Hail and farewell
The cave of the winds
Life during wartime
The fire this time.
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