Cincinnati on Field and Court: The Sports Legacy of the Queen City

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Arcadia Publishing, Oct 16, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 128 pages
Sports are a key expression of civic identity along the Ohio River and are a large part of any discussion of Cincinnati's heritage. Their significance helps us interpret the broader issues of economic and social classes, gender differences, race and ethnicity matters, politics, and community values-in short, sports help us understand ourselves.

Covering the time period from the 19th century when German immigrants formed the first American Tuner societies for athletic training, and professional baseball developed to the current age of new ballparks and sports celebrities, Cincinnati on Field and Court takes a look at the place of sports in the cultural life of the Queen City. Included are professional teams like the Reds, Bengals, and Royals; legendary figures like Pete Rose, Oscar Robertson, and Ezzard Charles; dramatic moments like the 1919 World Series, the courageous story of Maurice Stokes, and the Olympic achievements of DeHart Hubbard; and social issues like the impact of women's sports and racial segregation and integration. The good, the bad, the foolish, the innovative, the tragic, and the inspiring are all covered.

 

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Contents

Title Page
Two THE COMPETITIVE RUSH AND THE CHEERS
Three AFTER THE FALL AND CHANGING TIMES
Four A COMMUNITY FEELING OF PLACE
Five SPORT TITANS AND URBAN REJUVENATION
Six INTO A NEW CENTURY OF ATHLETIC SPIRIT
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Author Kevin Grace is archivist adjunct assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati where he teaches courses on sports and society. He is a member of the North American Society for Sport History, the Society for American Baseball Research, and other professional organizations. He has also been a consultant to both ESPN and the History Channel.

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