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The Resource Raceball : how the Major Leagues colonized the Black and Latin game, Rob Ruck

Raceball : how the Major Leagues colonized the Black and Latin game, Rob Ruck

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Raceball : how the Major Leagues colonized the Black and Latin game
Title
Raceball
Title remainder
how the Major Leagues colonized the Black and Latin game
Statement of responsibility
Rob Ruck
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Subject
Language
eng
Review
  • Ruck (The Tropic of Baseball) states the cold, hard facts of the Major Leagues' racist history, its vast economic benefits from the demolition of the once-proud Negro Leagues, and the current Latin player influx in his new book. Ruck, a professor at the University of Pittsburgh, explores how baseball fever spread through Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and other Latin countries. He traces the forgotten link between the great Negro baseball stars, including Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson, and their Caribbean counterparts touring outside the U.S. before appreciative fans in the 1940s. Neither the Negro nor Latin player desired playing stateside because of the rigid Jim Crow laws, until the end of WWII, when America broke the color barrier with Jackie Robinson's entry to the big leagues. Ruck's gutsy account of this major sport with a tarnished past is thought provoking, arguing that "the integration of Black America has cost the price of its soul plus a crucial part of its social cohesion." (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed January 17, 2011) (Publishers Weekly, vol 258, issue 03, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ Ruck (history, Univ. of Pittsburgh) explores the transformation of baseball as played in the shadows of organized ball in the United States and in Latin America, tracing the development of the game in the Caribbean, crediting Cuban emissaries with its spread in the region and recounting the barnstorming that pitted great Latin players against those from the U.S. mainland. His book also sweeps through what Ruck refers to as "Blackball's Heyday," with rapid-fire looks at magnates Rube Foster, Cum Posey Jr., Gus Greenlee, and Alex Pompez. Ruck then discusses integration's catastrophic impact on the Negro Leagues, as well as an attempted insurgency emanating from the Mexican League and Jorge Pasquel and the now-diminished role of black players. Strongly recommended, like Burgos, above, for avid baseball readers as well as those studying African American or Latino studies.— R.C. --Robert Cottrell (Reviewed February 1, 2011) (Library Journal, vol 136, issue 2, p66)
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385551
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DLC
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1950-
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Ruck, Rob
Dewey number
796.357/64
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV867.64
LC item number
.R83 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Major League Baseball (Organization)
  • Baseball
  • Discrimination in sports
  • Baseball
  • African American baseball players
  • Hispanic American baseball players
  • United States
  • Latin America
  • Caribbean Area
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how the Major Leagues colonized the Black and Latin game
Label
Raceball : how the Major Leagues colonized the Black and Latin game, Rob Ruck
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
802019
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780807048054
Lccn
2010037079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780807048054
Label
Raceball : how the Major Leagues colonized the Black and Latin game, Rob Ruck
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-257) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
802019
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780807048054
Lccn
2010037079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780807048054

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