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virtuelle Fachbibliothek Sportwissenschaft




Sheldon R. Anderson: Twin cities sports
games for all seasons / edited by Sheldon Anderson. 2020. x, 291 Seiten. ISBN 978-1-68226-109-5
    • Ein Buch
      • Freihand: 2 Soz 115p
  • ZBSport-Systematik:
    • 2 His 115p Sportgeschichte, Sportgeschichtsforschung in einzelnen Ländern, Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika (USA), Kanada, geographisch: Nordamerika mit Bermuda, Miquelon, St. Pierre; politisch: USA mit Amerikanische Jungferninseln, Amerikanisch-Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Kleinere Amerikanische Überseeinseln, Nördliche Marianen, Puerto Rico
    • 2 Soz 115p Sportsoziologie in einzelnen Ländern, Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika (USA), Kanada, geographisch: Nordamerika mit Bermuda, Miquelon, St. Pierre; politisch: USA mit Amerikanische Jungferninseln, Amerikanisch-Samoa, Guam, Hawaii, Kleinere Amerikanische Überseeinseln, Nördliche Marianen, Puerto Rico
  • LC (Library of Congress Classification):
    • GV584.5.M56
  • Druckschrift / Papierzustand nicht spezifiziert
  • Erscheint auch als: Online-Ausgabe: 978-1-61075-678-5
  • Inhaltliche Zusammenfassung:
    From parks to recreation: the Minneapolis Parks System, 1880s-1920s / Shannon Murray -- Fairways open to all: a history of golf in the Twin Cities / Thomas B. Jones -- Aces on ice: the glory days of speed skating in the Twin Cities / David C. Smith -- The end of Jim Crow and the decline of Minnesota Gopher football / Sheldon Anderson -- From the Cedar-Riverside Marines to the Purple People Eaters: professional football in the Twin Cities / Dick Dahl -- Just for "kicks": the world's game comes to the Twin Cities / Tom Taylor -- "The state of basketball": Minnesota's storied hardcourt history / Sheldon Anderson and David C. Smith -- The Minneapolis Lakers: the first NBA dynasty / Stew Thornley -- Minnesota ice: the eleventh hockey province / David C. Smith and Sheldon Anderson -- From D.C. Follies to frostbite falls: Calvin Griffith and the Senators' move to Minnesota / Jon Kerr -- The Minnesota Twins, Tony Oliva, and the Cuban baseball players / Blair Williams -- Of "King Tuts" and "Kewpies": professional boxing in the Twin Cities / Scott Wright -- "How 'bout dat, you turkey necks!" The heyday of Twin Cities pro wrestling / Sheldon Anderson and Brad Lundell..

    Zweite inhaltliche Zusammenfassung:
    "Minneapolis and St. Paul sit on two sides of the upper Mississippi far away from any other major city. For over thirty years on his Minnesota Public Radio show humorist Garrison Keillor conjured up a distinct image of "Lake Wobegon" as a place of bland, cold, colorless Nordic sameness. The state has the reputation of a forbidden land of relentless whiteness. Keillor rarely talked about sports. The colorful and rich history of Twin Cities' sports has often been overlooked. The Twin Cities is one of only five metropolitan areas in the United States that has all of the major league professional sports (including women's basketball and men's soccer), and a university with Division-1 sports. This anthology includes stories of the Minnesota Twins' move from Washington D.C., the world-renowned park system, the five-time NBA champion Minneapolis Lakers, the peculiar Cuban baseball connection to the Twins, and professional football (culminating in the expansion NFL franchise Minnesota Vikings). The book focuses on themes of regional, class, and ethnic identity. One chapter examines the area's highly successful professional wrestling franchise, and its connection to the Slavic community in Northeast Minneapolis. Another chapter examines the rise and fall of the football Gophers, a team that won five national championships in the 1930s, and another in 1960 with the help of African-American players from the South who were banned from playing on white universities there. After the end of Jim Crow, Minnesota football has fallen on very hard times. A chapter on the history of golf also highlights the struggle of African-American and women golfers to play on Twin City courses"--.

  • (permanenter Link) ID: HT020482750
  • Status: KP001|F|2020/1556|ausleihbar/F,




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