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The Baseball Culture of Brooklyn's Women

Carl E. Prince

in Brooklyn's Dodgers

Published in print January 1998 | ISBN: 9780195115789
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854066 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115789.003.0005
The Baseball Culture of Brooklyn's Women

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Gender attitudes in the interior world of professional baseball are more sharply focused than in any other area of life, but still, baseball did mirror a broad American male cultural norm as well. Baseball-bred contempt for women took many forms, none more virulent than that found in the collectively arrogant Dodger attitude toward “Baseball Annies.” It was very much in evidence in both the Dodger organization's and the press's treatment of female Dodger fans, women who ran the gamut from working stiff Hilda Chester to Pulitzer Prize poet Marianne Moore.

Keywords: gender; norm; baseball; attitude; gamut

Chapter.  5451 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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