Class and Race on the North American Diamond Professional= somebody gets paid , commercial = somebody?s earning money (need spectators), spectator (they started to come but didn?t pay yet) In 1870 a professional player would think of himself like an artisan, someone with a particular skill In 1900 professional players had workers? control Identities, all of them are relational History of North American Baseball 1850-1890 (AS told from a Canadian national identity perspective) ?Canadians have as much claim to baseball as Americans do!? Regionally differentiated games of base ball were played all across Canada just as early as they were in the USA! 1860: ?The Hamilton Burlingtons? loss to the Niagaras of Buffalo? sealed the fate of the regionally differentiated Canadian game.? [humber, p 7] Canadians adopt the ?New York? rules ?Charles Wood, a young innkeeper from the United States?? But the Canadians were pretty good- even playing by NY rules Canadian teams win North American championships: Tecumseh- ran an effort to stop expansion of America, killed n war of 1812 But American money lures innocent Canadian ballplayers southward Major league players born outside the USA Picture of boys holding bat- how you pick sides up, the sport has become way more important nationally, posed photograph All white males Idea of crafts Hippodroming- pretending to play hard but not playing hard Revolving- switching teams to get more money The owners own players their whole careers Complexities of class in America: players can be managers or owners as well as workers
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