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To Ebbets FieldSport and the American-Jewish Experience$
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Peter Levine

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780195085556

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195085556.001.0001

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America's National Game

America's National Game

(p.87) 5 America's National Game
To Ebbets Field

Peter Levine

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines Jewish Americans' participation in baseball games in the U.S. during the first half of the 20th century. Though basketball remained the most popular participatory team sport, baseball was played informally played in the streets and in more organized settings. It has always attracted its share of Jewish youth and this interest was encouraged by capitalists of leisure and social reformers.

Keywords:   Jewish Americans, baseball, U.S, team sport, Jewish youth, social reformers

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