The New York game

baseball and the rise of a new city
Kevin Baker
Book - 2024

"A hugely entertaining history of baseball in New York City, bursting with bigger than life figures, and long-forgotten heroes, spanning the game's founding to the early 1940s"--

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Baker, Kevin, 1958- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2024.
Edition:First edition.
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505 0 |a Part one: Origins. City game -- The whirlpool and the volcano -- "The snap, go, fling" -- "One or more colored persons" -- The professionals -- Making the Welkin Ring -- A league -- "Lies, damned les, and..." -- Drawing the color line -- "We are the people!" -- "Work of the sneaky order" -- Strike! -- Consolidation -- Part two: The inside game, 1901-1919. "Scholastic contests" -- "Truxton against the world" -- The Christian gentleman -- The bad guys come to town -- Subterraneans -- "The man with the corkscrew brain" -- Ballyhoo -- Bonehead -- The great brain -- Various catastrophes -- The flock takes flight -- The other game in town -- "Gossip is a dangerous thing" -- The big fix -- Part three: The Babe in Nighttown, 1920-1929. The city in the air -- The Babe -- The big money -- Death in the afternoon -- The franchise -- A giant mistake -- Welcome to Goatville -- Dazzy and Daffy -- "Anything can happen now" -- Out of the shadows -- The greatest team, part I -- The brass cuspidor and paradise in the Bronx -- The virtuous city: New York in the Great Depression, 1929-1939. "Sluttish to the last degree" -- The virtuous city is born -- "The attendance was robbed" -- Last call -- The quiet men -- "The 'coonsberry' rules" -- The powerhouse -- The greatest team. Again. Biscuit pants and the dage -- "And always play the game" -- Singing in the dark: the city in time of war, 1939-1945. The waiting game -- The world of tomorrow -- The redheaded league -- Brooklyn becomes the world -- The stolen season -- The streak -- Brooklyn's own DiMaggio -- The wait for next year begins -- Hail and farewell -- The cave of the winds -- Life during wartime -- The fire this time. 
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