Topic: Baseball

The topical pages gather articles, book reviews and other material from about a particular topic of sport studies, such as ”action sports”, “sport history”, “gender, sex and sports” or “tennis”. The topical page contains links to published texts relevant to the topic in question.


Peter Dahlén Rasfrågan i amerikansk idrott (artikel 050405)

Book reviews

Baseball and American Culture: Across the Diamond Edward Rielly (red) New York: The Haworth Press 2003 (Ørnulf Seippel, recension 050503)
Baseball and Country Music Don Cusic Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press 2003 (Peter Dahlén, recension 050503)
Baseball and Cricket: The Creation of American Team Sports, 1838–72George B. Kirsch Urbana and Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press 2007 (Mats Greiff 080521)
Baseball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Batter’s Box Eric Bronson(red) Chicago, IL.: OpenCourt (Kutte Jönsson, recension 041109)
Baseball Over the Air: The National Pastime on the Radio and in the Imagination Tony Silvia Jefferson, NC: McFarland 2007 (Peter Dahlén 101103)
Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Pioneers Debra A. Shattuck Urbana and Chicago, IL: University of Illinois Press 2017 (Hans Bolling 181010)
Global Sports Fandom in South Korea: American Major League Baseball and Its Fans in the Online Community Younghan Cho London: Palgrave Macmillan 2020 (review in English by Mark Brooke, published 211216)
Hit by Pitch: Ray Chapman, Carl Mays and the Fatal Fastball Molly Lawless Jefferson, NC: McFarland 2011 (Malcolm MacLean 130927)
Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball Scott Simon Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley and Sons 2002 (Peter Dahlén 031028)
Jews and Baseball, Volume 1: Entering the American Mainstream, 1871–1948 Burton A. Boxerman & Benita W. Boxerman Jefferson, NC: McFarland 2007 (Hans Bolling 071121)
The Meaning of Sports: Why Americans Watch Baseball, Football, and Basketball and What They See When They Do MichaelMandelbaum New York: PublicAffairs 2004 (Ørnulf Seippel, recension 050208)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Yankee Stadium: Baseball Films in the Capra Tradition Wes D. Gehring Jefferson, NC: McFarland 2004 (Peter Dahlén 091216)
National Pastime: How the Americans Play Baseball and the Rest of the World Plays Soccer Stefan Szymanski & Andrew Zimbalist Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press 2005 (Göran Eriksson, recension 060830)
The Origins and History of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Merrie A. Fidler Jefferson, NC: McFarland 2006 (Hans Bolling, recension 060927)
Past Time: Baseball as History JulesTygiel New York: Oxford University Press 2001 (Peter Dahlén 031028)
Pastime Lost: The Humble, Original, and Now Completely Forgotten Game of English Baseball David Block Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press 2019 (review in English by Isak Lidström, published 200415)
The Prehistories of Baseball Seelochan Beharry Jefferson, NC: McFarland 2016 (Isak Lidström 180426)
Stars, Stripes and Diamonds: American Culture and the Baseball Film Marshall G. Most & Robert RuddJefferson, NC: McFarland 2006 (Peter Dahlén 091216)
Take Me Out to the Ball Game: The Story of the Sensational Baseball Song Amy Whorf McGuiggan Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press 2009 (Peter Dahlén 101215)
The Juice: The Real Story of Baseball’s Drug Problem Will Carroll & William L. Carroll Chicago: Ivan R. Dee 2007 (Ask Vest Christiansen 080507)

Sport films

The Pride of the Yankies: Den exemplariske idrottshjälten (Peter Dahlén om sportfilm II, 080917)
Bang the Drum Slowly: Baseballsportens återkomst på film (Peter Dahlén om sportfilm XV, 091216)
The Great Escape: Krigsfilm med idrottsmetaforer (Peter Dahlén om sportfilm XIX, 110309)