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Brooklyn's DodgersThe Bums, the Borough, and the Best of Baseball, 1947–1957$
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Carl E. Prince

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780195115789

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115789.001.0001

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The Dodgers' Male Culture: The New York Rivalries

The Dodgers' Male Culture: The New York Rivalries

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(p.45) 3 The Dodgers' Male Culture: The New York Rivalries
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Brooklyn's Dodgers
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Carl E. Prince

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115789.003.0003

Basic male themes and male fights that broke out are revealed in this chapter. Physical challenge and response, redemption of the male ego, attempts to intimidate to provoke a failure of manhood are also told. This was all part of a self-fulfilling tableau played out very close to the surface in New York in the decade after World War II. It is also described how all baseball teams failed.

Keywords:   male fights, physical challenge, redemption, male ego, intimidation, manhood

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