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Touching Base

Professional Baseball and American Culture in the Progressive Era
by Steven A. Riess

 
Touching Base examines the myths as well as the realities, symbols, and rituals of "America's favorite pastime." 



Steven Riess details the relationships among urban politics, communities, and baseball, exploring how debates over issues such as Sunday games, ballpark construction, and the promotion of the game were shaped by Progressive Era sensibilities.

Focusing on Atlanta, New York, and Chicago, Riess analyzes the spectators, owners, and players to evaluate how baseball both influenced and mirrored broader society.
Touching Base
Touching Base
Professional Baseball and American Culture in the Progressive Era
by Steven A. Riess

University of Illinois Press, 1999
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