Kids' Ball: The Dodgers and Brooklyn's Boys

Carl E. Prince

in Brooklyn's Dodgers

Published in print January 1998 | ISBN: 9780195115789
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199854066 | DOI:
Kids' Ball: The Dodgers and Brooklyn's Boys

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This chapter reveals the great equalizer among the boroughs boys and baseball as a way of easing ethnic conflict. The Dodgers were at the center of male youth culture. The chapter also introduces the Brooklyn Amateur Baseball foundation. Irish, Italians, and Jews dominated the white ethnic groups whose kids regularly patrolled the Parade Grounds diamonds. Few of those who signed would even get to class A ball, but even for these the dream lived for a while, and the lives of all of those who signed were touched forever.

Keywords: equalizer; baseball; borough; ethnic; class A ball

Chapter.  6988 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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