Sport and Society – The Dangerous Twitter-verse

Editor’s Note: “Sport in American History” is excited to cross-post Richard C. Crepeau’s “Sport and Society” column. This post was originally published on August 3, 2018. A full archive of his Crepeau’s columns can be found by clicking here. Over the past few weeks, the tweets of three major league baseball players have made headlines. All three players wrote…

Review of The Age of Ruth and Landis

Surdam, David George, and Michael J. Haupert. The Age of Ruth and Landis: The Economics of Baseball during the Roaring Twenties. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018. Pp. 405. Epilogue, appendixes, notes, tables and bibliography. $45 hardback. Reviewed by Bob D’Angelo At first blush, it seems easy to define what influenced major league baseball during…

Sport and Society – Social Unity and Sport

Editor’s Note: “Sport in American History” is excited to cross-post Richard C. Crepeau’s “Sport and Society” column. This post was originally published on July 22, 2018. A full archive of his Crepeau’s columns can be found by clicking here. When France won the World Cup last week, the celebrations across that county were massive. In every town and city,…

Review of Le Football dans Paris et ses banlieues

Sorez, Julien. Le Football dans Paris et ses banlieues : un sport devenu spectacle. Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2013. 410 pages. Notes, index, illustrations, appendices. 22 euros. Print. Reviewed by Peter Marquis In, Le Football dans Paris et ses banlieues, an historical exploration of the development of soccer in Paris and its suburbs (in French “les…

Luke Easter: The Gold Rush of 1949 and What Might Have Been

Editor’s Note: “Sport in American History” is excited to cross-post Doug Wilson’s “Baseball Bookshelf.” This post was originally published on July 14, 2018. A full archive of Wilson’s writings can be found by clicking here. He was Paul Bunyan in a baggy flannel uniform with a number on the back. Like Bunyan, he spawned tall tales…