Raceball

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Beacon Press | Mar 01, 2011 | ISBN 9780807048061

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    Beacon Press | Feb 21, 2012 | 288 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9780807048078

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    Beacon Press | Mar 01, 2011 | ISBN 9780807048061

Praise

Raceball proves that Ruck remains at the top of his game. Incorporating personal interviews with many former players and personalities, such as Harold Tinker, Ted Page, Mal Goode, and August Wilson, who have since passed away, Ruck relies on their voices from the grave and his deep knowledge of black and Latin baseball to make his narrative truly sing.”—Brad Snyder, author of A Well-Paid Slave

“One of our greatest historians of sport has given us a gift for the ages: a history of baseball that captures its multicultural dynamics in original and profoundly illuminating ways.”—Marcus Rediker, author of The Slave Ship

“A profound look at why Latinos have replaced African American baseball players, helping the reader understand the game as a business. Definitely a must-read for those who love the game, regardless of origin, race, or ethnicity.”—Juan Marichal, MLB Hall of Famer

“Some are well-versed when it comes to the Negro Leagues. Others are aficionados about the rise of Latinos in baseball. But Rob Ruck is one of the few writers who can be called an expert in both fields. Perceptive and insightful, Raceball is a pleasure to read.”—Tim Wendel, author of The New Face of Baseball and High Heat

“One of our greatest historians of sport has given us a gift for the ages: a history of baseball that captures its multicultural dynamics in original and profoundly illuminating ways. Synthesizing a lifetime of pathbreaking research, Raceball presents a brilliant new account—in black, white, and brown—of what can no longer be regarded as merely the national game.”—Marcus Rediker, author of The Slave Ship

Table Of Contents

Introduction
One The Gospel of Baseball
Two Blackball’s Heyday
Three A Latin Challenge
Four The Winds of War
Five Integration’s Curse
Six ¡Viva México!
Seven New Caribbean Currents
Eight Whiteout
Nine The Rise of the Academies
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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