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Stolen Bases Why American Girls Don't Play Baseball

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ISBN-10: 0252032829

ISBN-13: 9780252032820

Edition: 2009

Authors: Jennifer Ring

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Far from being strictly a men's sport, baseball has long been enjoyed and played by Americans of all genders, races, and classes since it became popular in the 1830s. The game itself was invented by English girls and boys, and when it immigrated to the United States, numerous prominent women's colleges formed intramural teams and fielded intensely spirited and powerful players.Jennifer Ring questions the forces that have kept girls who want to play baseball away from the game. With the professionalization of the sport in the early twentieth century, Albert Goodwill Spalding--sporting goods magnate, baseball player, and promoter--declared baseball off limits for women and envisioned global…    
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 3/3/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 216
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Prologue: Entitlement and Its Absence
Introduction: A Quick and Dirty History of Baseball
The Girls' Game
A. G. Spalding and America's Needs
Enter Softball
How Baseball Became Manly and White
American Womanhood and Athletics
Stolen Bases
Collegiate Women's Baseball
The Invisibility of Bias
Epilogue: What Does Equality Look Like?