Extra Bases: Reflections on Jackie Robinson, Race, and Baseball History
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Tygiel's primary source material for Hank Aaron does not include Aaron's excellent autobiography, I Had a Hammer, because it was not written until 1992. Randall L. Schroeder, Wartburg Coll. Those who enjoyed Tygiel's Baseball's Great Experiment: Jackie Robinson and His Legacy and Past Time: Baseball as History, which use baseball as a barometer for American history and society, will enjoy this gathering of his previously published essays. . Recommended for public and academic libraries with large baseball collections. Tygiel's closing essay, an analysis of what is wrong with the current state of the game, will leave casual fans thinking that Bob Costas said it better. Still, the essays about Jackie Robinson and Jim Cr
Luke said The World Of Baseball. This is one of those books that captures a part of baseball that many have forgotten about. You do not have to like the game of baseball to be interested in this book, coming from someone whose favorite sport is soccer! The author, Jules Tygiel, shares history of the sport, some of the things Jackie Robinson did outside of the sport he loved to play. A few of the main parts of his book don’t even talk about the game but h. Another gem by Jules Tygiel Dr. William Costello Mr. Tygiel wrote the "monument" book in Jackie Robinson.Then, I read PAST TIME and was delighted with his historical take on baseball.This is a series of essays and re-prints by Tygiel and it is equally spectacular.Alas, Mr. Tygiel passed away and we are the poorer for it.But all three of this books and you will be glad you did!
Tygiel examines the history of blacks in baseball—the Negro Leagues and baseball's Jim Crow era, race relations in baseball since 1947, and Roy Campanella's career and his life after the tragic automobile accident that left him paralyzed. He revisits the Jackie Robinson saga—his turbulent military service in World War II, the story behind his signing, and the evolution of his legacy. In doing so he captures a part of baseball that many have forgotten, a rich aspect of our American legacy. Finally, Tygiel analyzes what baseball history has to offer—how it should be written, the intersection of television and baseball, and a reflection on the current state of the game.. In his role as a historian, Tygiel purp