Cohen, Marilyn, 1952-

No girls in the clubhouse : the exclusion of women from baseball / Marilyn Cohen. - Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2009. - x, 218 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-210) and index.

The exclusion of women from professional baseball. Patriarchal myths ; "Contraband pleasure" : Victorian era baseball, 1866-1890 ; "Playing to the surprise and delight of the crowd" : Bloomer girls and barnstorming exhibition players, 1890-1935 ; "More than the usual variety of curves" : the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, 1943-1954 ; "A woman has her dreams too" : three women players in the professional Negro American League, 1952-1954 -- "Do something momentous" : the Florida Sun Sox (1984) and the Colorado Silver Bullets (1994-1997) ; "But Ila's for real" : Ila Borders, 1985-2000 -- The exclusion of girls and women from amateur baseball. He-sport and she-sport : the origins and infrastructure of gender exclusion in amateur baseball ; "It's baseball lib" : Little League Baseball and public Americana, 1939-1974.

"Even though teenaged girl Jackie Mitchell once struck out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, women are still striking out on the hardball diamond. This book 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"--Provided by publisher.

078644018X (softcover : alk. paper) 9780786440184 (softcover : alk. paper)

2008054774

GBA923676 bnb

014921806 Uk


Women baseball players--United States.
Women baseball players--United States--Biography.
Baseball for women--History.--United States

GV880.7 / .C64 2009

796.357082