This anthology gathers selected papers from the 2007 and 2008 meetings of the Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, the long-running academic conference held annually at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Essays included employ the national pastime to comment on issues transcending the playing field, and are divided into six sections: qCultural Perspectives on the Game, q qLiterary Baseball, q qBaseball at the Movies, q qMinority Standard Bearers, q qNew Leagues, q and qThe Business of Baseball.qWilliam Herschel Cobb considered playing baseball to be a frivolous activity and did not approve of his son pursuing a career in the sport. ... Cobb, thus, spent the rest of his life attempting to please and not disappoint the departed patriarch. ... is beyond the reach of many people in this nation, and the means often required to reach this goal make the prize worthless. ... Sheltona#39;s departure from the mythical nostalgia of baseball may have cost the filmmaker at the box office, but in Cobb, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 2007-2008|
|Author||:||William M. Simons|
|Publisher||:||McFarland - 2009-03-16|