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The Conference on Baseball in Literature and American Culture has consistently produced a strong body of scholarship since its inception in 1995. Essays presented at the 2006 and 2007 conferences are published in this work. Topics covered include early baseball journalism; sportswriting as mythology; the Henry Wiggen baseball novels; fictionalized baseball broadcasts; racism, religious fundamentalism, patriotism and Marxism; Philip Roth's The Great American Novel; Zane Grey; masculinity in Richard Greenberg's Take Me Out; Willie Mays; Northern Exposure; Salvadore Dali and surrealism; baseball's economic trendsetters; Pete Rose; baseball literature in the classroom; and Jim Bunning's perfect game, among others.Burke started the Yankee Kidsa#39; Program that enabled more than a million inner- city children to get into the ballpark for free. ... With the team responsible for maintenance on the stadium, the $200, 000 rent and the parking/concession percentage were reduced by maintenance costs, and since ... Attendance did not rebound until Ai976, when the team returned to the Bronx and played in front of 2 million fans.

Author:Ronald E. Kates, Warren Tormey
Publisher:McFarland - 2008-02-26


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