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The Resource I wore Babe Ruth's hat : field notes from a life in sports, David W. Zang, (electronic resource)

I wore Babe Ruth's hat : field notes from a life in sports, David W. Zang, (electronic resource)

Label
I wore Babe Ruth's hat : field notes from a life in sports
Title
I wore Babe Ruth's hat
Title remainder
field notes from a life in sports
Statement of responsibility
David W. Zang
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • David W. Zang played junior high school basketball in a drained swimming pool. He wore a rubber suit to bed to make weight for a wrestling meet. He kept a log as an obsessive runner (not a jogger). In short, he soldiered through the life of an ordinary athlete. Whether pondering his long-unbuilt replica of Connie Mack Stadium or his eye-opening turn as the Baltimore Ravens' mascot, Zang offers tales at turns poignant and hilarious as he engages with the passions that shaped his life. Yet his meditations also probe the tragedy of a modern athletic culture that substitutes hyped spectatorship for participation. As he laments, American society's increasing scorn for taking part in play robs adults of the life-affirming virtues of games that challenge us to accomplish the impossible for the most transcendent of reasons: to see if it can be done. From teammates named Lop to tracing Joe Paterno's long shadow over Happy Valley, I Wore Babe Ruth's Hat reports from the everyman's Elysium where games and life intersect
  • David W. Zang played junior high school basketball in a drained swimming pool. He wore a rubber suit to bed to make weight for a wrestling meet. He kept a log as an obsessive runner (not a jogger). In short, he soldiered through the life of an ordinary athlete. Whether pondering his long-unbuilt replica of Connie Mack Stadium or his eye-opening turn as the Baltimore Ravens' mascot, Zang offers tales at turns poignant and hilarious as he engages with the passions that shaped his life. Yet his meditations also probe the tragedy of a modern athletic culture that substitutes hyped spectatorship for participation. As he laments, American society's increasing scorn for taking part in play robs adults of the life-affirming virtues of games that challenge us to accomplish the impossible for the most transcendent of reasons: to see if it can be done. From teammates named Lop to tracing Joe Paterno's long shadow over Happy Valley, I Wore Babe Ruth's Hat reports from the everyman's Elysium where games and life intersect
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MdBmJHUP
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Zang, David
Dewey number
790.1
LC call number
GV174
LC item number
.Z365 2015
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  • Project Muse
  • Project Muse
Series statement
Sport and society
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  • Counterculture
  • Sports
Label
I wore Babe Ruth's hat : field notes from a life in sports, David W. Zang, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-228)
Contents
  • Introduction -- Learning fundamentals -- Chip Hilton's sports cult -- The half-court snuff of Donnie Rose -- Dennis Kubeck ruins it for everyone -- Dark edges -- Failing to meet Jackie Robinson -- Beware!! Dangerous jocks ahead -- I wore babe Ruth's hat (and Poe's head) -- Look away, look away -- A long run toward mediocrity -- Wishful thinking -- A million answers short of heaven -- Impossible dreams -- Why Cal Ripken touched us -- To an athlete dying
  • Introduction -- Learning fundamentals -- Chip Hilton's sports cult -- The half-court snuff of Donnie Rose -- Dennis Kubeck ruins it for everyone -- Dark edges -- Failing to meet Jackie Robinson -- Beware!! Dangerous jocks ahead -- I wore babe Ruth's hat (and Poe's head) -- Look away, look away -- A long run toward mediocrity -- Wishful thinking -- A million answers short of heaven -- Impossible dreams -- Why Cal Ripken touched us -- To an athlete dying
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001526232
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unknown
Isbn
9780252097423
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001526232
Label
I wore Babe Ruth's hat : field notes from a life in sports, David W. Zang, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Issued as part of UPCC book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-228)
Contents
  • Introduction -- Learning fundamentals -- Chip Hilton's sports cult -- The half-court snuff of Donnie Rose -- Dennis Kubeck ruins it for everyone -- Dark edges -- Failing to meet Jackie Robinson -- Beware!! Dangerous jocks ahead -- I wore babe Ruth's hat (and Poe's head) -- Look away, look away -- A long run toward mediocrity -- Wishful thinking -- A million answers short of heaven -- Impossible dreams -- Why Cal Ripken touched us -- To an athlete dying
  • Introduction -- Learning fundamentals -- Chip Hilton's sports cult -- The half-court snuff of Donnie Rose -- Dennis Kubeck ruins it for everyone -- Dark edges -- Failing to meet Jackie Robinson -- Beware!! Dangerous jocks ahead -- I wore babe Ruth's hat (and Poe's head) -- Look away, look away -- A long run toward mediocrity -- Wishful thinking -- A million answers short of heaven -- Impossible dreams -- Why Cal Ripken touched us -- To an athlete dying
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001526232
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780252097423
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001526232

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