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No Girls in the Clubhouse: The Exclusion of Women from Baseball

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The author builds on recently published histories of women as amateur and professional players, umpires sports commentators and fans to analyze the cultural and historical contexts for excluding females from America's past time.
Paperback, 218 pages
Published January 29th 2009 by McFarland & Company (first published January 1st 2009)
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Ray
Nov 16, 2016 Ray rated it really liked it
Knowing very little about women's baseball other than "A League of Their Own" and the Coors Silver Bullets from the 90's, I was pleasantly surprised by such a detailed history of women's exploits in professional baseball.

The author can't help but compare the roadblocks that women have faced to the barriers that Jackie Robinson and others were up against when they broke the color barrier in 1947 - they just "weren't good enough to compete", their "bodies are made differently" and ultimately "sep
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Sarah
Sep 19, 2010 Sarah rated it really liked it
Very informative. My blood started to boil towards the end with the discussion of Little League. Girls can't play because they are physically weaker and will get hurt. Boys will be emotionally damaged if they lose to girls. Grrrr. Ignorance!
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The subject sounded great, but the text was so dry I could only finish a couple of chapters.
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