Stolen Bases

Why American Girls Don't Play Baseball

Author: Jennifer Ring

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252032829

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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A revealing look at the history of women's exclusion from America's national pastime
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The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 2011Ð2012

Author: William M. Simons

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476602735

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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The 2011–2012 volume in the Cooperstown Symposium series is a collection of new scholarly essays that use baseball to examine topics whose import extends beyond the ballpark. The essays represent 16 of the leading presentations from the two most recent proceedings of the annual Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, held on June 1–4, 2011, and May 30–June 1, 2012. The essays are divided into six parts. “Baseball History, Myth, and the American Past” considers the distinction between reality and remembrance. “Decade of Transition: The 1960s in Baseball and America” explores a critical passage in the evolution of the nation and the game. “Baseball Economics: Owners, Profits, and the Public” provides perspectives on sports as business. “Out of the Bleachers: Women Umpiring and Playing” links the game to those who participate and care about it despite the expectations of atavistic gender roles. “Casting the Game: Stage and Screen” examines theatrical and cinematic treatments of baseball. Part 6, “Game of Numbers: Statistical Baseball,” examines the sport and its artifacts quantitatively.
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A Game of Their Own

Voices of Contemporary Women in Baseball

Author: Jennifer Ring

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 080326996X

Category: GAMES

Page: 408

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In 2010 twenty American women were selected to represent Team USA in the fourth Women’s Baseball World Cup in Caracas, Venezuela; most Americans, however, had no idea such a team even existed. A Game of Their Own chronicles the largely invisible history of women in baseball and offers an account of the 2010 Women’s World Cup tournament. Jennifer Ring includes oral histories of eleven members of the U.S. Women’s National Team, from the moment each player picked up a bat and ball as a young girl to her selection for Team USA. Each story is unique, but they share common themes that will resonate with young female players and fans alike: facing skepticism and taunts from players and parents when taking the batter’s box or the pitcher’s mound, self-doubt, the unceasing pressure to switch to softball, and eventual acceptance by their baseball teammates as they prove themselves as ballplayers. These racially, culturally, and economically diverse players from across the country have ignored the message that their love of the national pastime is “wrong.” Their stories come alive as they recount their battles and most memorable moments playing baseball—the joys of exceeding expectations and the pleasure of honing baseball skills and talent despite the lack of support. With exclusive interviews with players, coaches, and administrators, A Game of Their Own celebrates the U.S. Women’s National Team and the excellence of its remarkable players. In response to the jeer “No girls allowed!” these are powerful stories of optimism, feistiness, and staying true to oneself.
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The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 2015–2016

Author: William M. Simons

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476628866

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 260

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Widely acknowledged as the preëminent gathering of baseball scholars, the annual Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture has made significant contributions to baseball research. This collection of 15 new essays selected from the 2015 and the 2016 symposia examines topics whose importance extend beyond the ballpark. Presented in six parts, the essays explore Biography: From Mythology to Authenticity, Gender and Generations, Race and Ethnicity on the Base Paths, Ballparks Abandoned and Envisioned, Baseball Cinema, and Business, Law and the Game.
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