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:   300
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 should Major League Baseball suspend 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 uniforms with short skirts. This work examines the history of the league as seen through the eyes of the players and management and the experiences of the South Bend Blue Sox--one of only two teams to play in all 12 seasons of the league. Although players never 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:   300
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 and university level for more than 30 years. He lives in Roanoke, Virginia. Robert M. Gorman is a retired university reference librarian with over 40 years of professional research experience. He and coauthor David Weeks received the 2009 Sporting News-SABR Baseball Research Award for the first edition of Death at the Ballpark (McFarland, 2009). Visit his website at: Death at the Ballpark--The Blog. He lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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