Keywords

Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Alison Gordon, Baseball

Introduction

Over the past ten days there has been an avalanche of deaths of major sports figures. The obituary writers have been kept busy and tributes have been coming from all directions in sportsworld. The death of Dean Smith attracted the attention of sports writers and social commentators across the country. A few days later tributes came for Jerry Tarkanian another legendary college basketball coach. The passing of Charlie Sifford, golf’s Jackie Robinson led to reflections on the central place race has played in the world of sport. So too with the death of Ernie Banks came a reminder of the segregated past of baseball and those whose who pioneered in baseball towns and cities across America in the 1950s.

Publication Date

2-14-2015

Document Type

Commentary

Type

Text

Format

application/pdf

Source Title

Sport and Society for Arete

Language

English

Publication Version

Author's version

College

College of Arts and Humanities

Department

History

Creator (Linked Data)

Crepeau, Richard C., 1941- (VIAF)

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