Last edited by Gar
Saturday, August 1, 2020 | History

1 edition of A history of baseball in 100 objects found in the catalog.

A history of baseball in 100 objects

Josh Leventhal

A history of baseball in 100 objects

a tour through the bats, balls, uniforms, awards, documents, and other artifacts that tell the story of the national pastime

by Josh Leventhal

  • 238 Want to read
  • 19 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Baseball,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    A visual and historical record of the game as told through essential documents, letters, photographs, equipment, memorabilia, food and drink, merchandise and media items, and relics of popular culture, each of which represents the history and evolution of the game.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographic references (pages 480-481) and index.

    Other titlesHistory of baseball in one hundred objects
    StatementJosh Leventhal
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV863.A1 L485 2015
    The Physical Object
    Pagination496 pages
    Number of Pages496
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27187139M
    ISBN 101579129919
    ISBN 109781579129910
    OCLC/WorldCa885225740

      The book tries to tell history in a way which has not been attempted before. objects from all over the world with clear historical significance have been chosen from the large inventory of the British Museum, ranging from the beginning of human history (a simple flint tool or an arrowhead) right up to the present day (a credit card or a /5().   As it turns out, the real history of baseball is a little more complicated than the Doubleday legend. References to games resembling baseball in .

      A social history as much as a baseball one, Halberstam's engrossing book sets the last gasp of the Mickey Mantle-era Yankees (and the triumph of a .   Gavin Mortimer In A History of Football in Objects has written a beautiful, funny insightful history of the beautiful game through various objects which helps to bring the history alive. It mainly is a clever and quirky history that rather than another boring book about football’s history but a unique and interesting account of the games /5(7).

    "Chronicles the historic power struggles among those seeking to define and regulate pro baseball A fine book."--Library Journal "A People’s History of Baseball provides vigorous and fascinating challenges to the ways in which fans have related to a game that [Nathanson] says has been ‘virtually synonymous’ with America for well over a century.” The first official game of baseball is played between the Knickerbockers and a group of cricket players. California enters the Union. The Civil War Begins.


Share this book
You might also like
A depositional model for chromite-bearing Pleistocene sediments of Port au Port Bay, Western Newfoundland

A depositional model for chromite-bearing Pleistocene sediments of Port au Port Bay, Western Newfoundland

The complete idiots guide to statistics

The complete idiots guide to statistics

Cable advertising

Cable advertising

A handful of dust

A handful of dust

Hebrew grammar

Hebrew grammar

compendium of selected theses on intramural programs

compendium of selected theses on intramural programs

Structural defence.

Structural defence.

Programming MacIntosh Basic

Programming MacIntosh Basic

Raimes Universal Keys Second Edition Plus Coleman Making Sense Secondedition

Raimes Universal Keys Second Edition Plus Coleman Making Sense Secondedition

Passports and profits

Passports and profits

From Tenements to the Taylor Homes

From Tenements to the Taylor Homes

government of Manitoba

government of Manitoba

theory of poetry.

theory of poetry.

Childminder

Childminder

A history of baseball in 100 objects by Josh Leventhal Download PDF EPUB FB2

A History of Baseball in Objects is a visual and historical record of the game as told through essential documents, letters, photographs, equipment, memorabilia, food and drink, merchandise and media items, and relics of popular culture, each of which represents the history 5/5(12).

The only book of its kind to tell the history of baseball, from its inception to the present day, through key objects that represent the major milestones, evolutionary events, and larger-than-life personalities that make up the game5/5(12). A History of Baseball in Objects is a visual and historical record of the game as told through essential documents, letters, photograp The only book of its kind to tell the history of baseball, from its inception to the present day, through key objects that represent the major milestones, evolutionary events, and larger-than-life /5.

The only book of its kind to tell the history of baseball, from its inception to the present day, through key objects that represent the major milestones, evolutionary events, and larger-than-life personalities that make up the game.

A wonderful book for sports fans, "A History of American Sports in Objects" picks objects, often those belonging to famous athletes, and describes their significance.

It begins with one from the Native Americans and then a couple from colonial times to s, although the vast majority are +/5(18). Sports Illustrated’s The Story of Baseball in Photographs explores baseball’s cultural heritage and its path to becoming the country’s.

A wonderful book for sports fans, "A History of American Sports in Objects" picks objects, often those belonging to famous athletes, and describes their significance. It begins with one from the Native Americans and then a couple from colonial times to s, although the vast majority are +/5.

Through Evocative, often stunning photographs, as well as the stories that accompany them, Sports Illustrated visits the great arc of baseball, America’s past time. From the dawn of the professional era, through the days of Babe Ruth, the westward expansion and the thrilling championships of today, baseball’s rich and remarkable history is : Sports Illustrated Books.

Filled with priceless insights from many of the best pitchers in baseball history including twenty-two Hall of Famers--from Bob Gibson, Steve Carlton, and Nolan Ryan to Greg Maddux, Mariano Rivera, and Clayton Kershaw--K will be the definitive book on pitching and join such works as The Glory of Their Times and Moneyball as a classic of the genre/5().

A book to accompany the series, A History of the World in Objects by Neil MacGregor, was published by Allen Lane on 28 October The entire series is also available for download along with an audio version of the book for purchase.

The British Museum won the Art Fund Prize for its role in hosting the project. The book discussed everything from the history of the baseball, bat and mitt to baseball movies and a really fun "wild facts about baseball" section.

There's great content on the beginnings of the sport as well from it's earliest games and it's development into the powerhouse sport its become/5(39). Explore baseball's unique past through a hundred objects that symbolize important landmarks through its history.

"Cait Murphy's A History of American Sports in Objects has the balls to map our love of the game, one photograph at a time."—Vanity Fair, Hot Type "Murphy is an insightful artist who has opened the doors to new understanding about the importance and the impact of sports on the playing field and in the community in general.

A History of American Sports in Objects. New York: Basic Books, $, hardback. Reviewed by Josh Howard. Just a couple of short semesters ago, I found myself teaching the second half of a World History survey at Columbia State Community College in Franklin, TN.

A Short Baseball History The game of baseball is said to have begun in the early 19th century, but that's just half the truth. The game was played much before but the first baseball clubs were formed around that time. An Englishman named Alexander Cartwright in the year devised the first set of rules baseball.

In fact, many of the. Member Credits: Buy Member Credits during the first 10 days of the month for only $ each and redeem them for any book on the site.

(Save over 20%) Credits will. Get this from a library. A history of baseball in objects: a tour through the bats, balls, uniforms, awards, documents, and other artifacts that tell the story of the national pastime.

[Josh Leventhal] -- A visual and historical record of the game as told through essential documents, letters, photographs, equipment, memorabilia, food and drink, merchandise and media items, and relics of.

In celebration of the th issue of Who's Who in Baseball--one of the game's most venerable publications--comes a century's worth of the annual's iconic covers, insightful breakdowns of the players featured on those covers, and informative accounts of the baseball history tied to each year's issue.

Years of Who's Who in Baseball is a colorful, must-have book of/5. A Brief History of the Baseball The development of the baseball, from shoe rubber and lemon peels to today’s minimalist, modernist object (Flickr user Poppy Wright)Author: Jimmy Stamp.

An Post’s Ninth Definitive Stamp Series, A History of Ireland in Objects, a selection, began life as an original series by Fintan O'Toole of The Irish Times. Over time, the stamp series will feature many of the objects from the fully illustrated hardback book of the series, A History of Ireland in g: baseball.

Among the best — and, not coincidentally, the longest — vignettes in A History of American Sports in Objects is one devoted to debunking some of the myths surrounding Jesse Owens’ four-gold-medal performance in the Olympics in Nazi Germany, and another affirming Jackie Robinson’s place in baseball and American history.The history of baseball equipment—just like the game itself—beats a meandering path, full of eccentric characters and bizarre details.

That's because so many details of the game—from.A History of the World in Objects 'In this book, we travel back in time and across the globe, to see how we humans have shaped our world and been shaped by it over the past two million years. The story is told exclusively through the things that humans have made - all sorts of things, carefully designed and then either admired and preserved /5().