Italian Americans in Baseball
Foreword by Dom DiMaggio
University of Nebraska Press
Paperback edition April 1, 2013
Beyond DiMaggio is the first comprehensive history of Italian Americans in baseball. Drawing on more than 50 interviews with players, coaches, managers and executives, it traces the gradual evolution of the impact of Italian Americans on baseball, from the turn of the 20th century, when a handful of pioneers first broke in, to the turn of the twenty-first century, when Italian Americans were prominent in all aspects of the game. Beyond DiMaggio is also a social history of baseball, tracing the evolution of American perceptions toward those of Italian descent as it chronicles the baseball exploits that influenced those perceptions.
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