The South Bend Blue Sox: A History of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Team and Its Players, 1943-1954

Author:   Jim Sargent ,  Robert M. Gorman
Publisher:   McFarland & Co Inc
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9780786446476


Pages:   302
Publication Date:   18 November 2011
Format:   Paperback
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The South Bend Blue Sox: A History of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Team and Its Players, 1943-1954


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Immortalized in the film A League of Their Own, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League debuted in 1943 as a way to fill ballpark seats while Major League Baseball suspended operations during World War II. Any fan expecting to see a watered-down version of the game was in for quite a surprise. The women on the field proved every bit as tough and competitive as their male counterparts, running with abandon, diving for catches, and sliding fearlessly, all while wearing short skirts. This WORK chronicles the history of the league as seen through the players, management, and experiences of the South Bend Blue Sox--one of only two teams to exist for the league's entire 11-season existence. Although few players saw themselves as revolutionaries, these daring heroines helped pave the way toward greater freedom of choice for the generations of women who followed.

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Author:   Jim Sargent ,  Robert M. Gorman
Publisher:   McFarland & Co Inc
Imprint:   McFarland & Co Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 0.70cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 1.00cm
Weight:   0.540kg
ISBN:  

9780786446476


ISBN 10:   0786446471
Pages:   302
Publication Date:   18 November 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Awaiting stock   Availability explained
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a carefully researched, detailed, and thoroughly documented study --<i>Nine</i>; Based on extensive primary-source research, this book is the most comprehensive examination of a single team from the AAGPBL. --Leslie Heaphy, <i>Encyclopedia of Women and Baseball</i>.


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Jim Sargent, a longtime professor of American History, retired as Dean of the Social Science Division at Virginia Western Community College in 2010. Before that, he taught on the college/university level for 34 years, the last 27 years at VWCC. Jim lives in Roanoke, Virginia. Robert M. Gorman is head of the reference department at Winthrop University's Dacus Library. He received the 2009 Sporting News-SABR Baseball Research Award for his book Death at the Ballpark. Visit his website at: Death at the Ballpark. He lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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