WorldCat Identities

Ruck, Rob 1950-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 63 publications in 2 languages and 4,282 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Performer
Classifications: GV867.64, 796.35764
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Rob Ruck
 
Most widely held works by Rob Ruck
Rooney : a sporting life by Rob Ruck( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born to an Irish Catholic working class family on the Northside of Pittsburgh, Art Rooney (1901-88) dabbled in semipro baseball and boxing before discovering that his real talent lay not in playing sports but in promoting them. Though he was at the center of boxing, baseball, and racing in Pittsburgh and beyond, Rooney is best remembered for his contribution to the NFL, in particular to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team he founded in 1933. As Rooney led the team in the early years, he came to be known as football's greatest loser; his influence, however, was instrumental in malting the NFL the best-run league in American pro sports. The authors show how Rooney saw professional football - and the Steelers - through the Depression, World War II, the ascension of TV, and the development of the NFL. The book also follows him through the Steelers' dynasty years under Rooney's sons, with four Super Bowl titles in the 1970s alone. The first authoritative look at one of the most iconic figures in the history of the NFL, this book is both a critical chapter in the story of football in America and a thoroughly engaging in-depth introduction to a character unlike any other in the annals of American sports."--Jacket
Raceball : how the Major Leagues colonized the Black and Latin game by Rob Ruck( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By looking at this history from the vantage point of black America and the Caribbean, a more complex story comes into focus, one largely missing from traditional narratives of baseball's history. Raceball unveils a fresh and stunning truth: baseball has never been stronger as a business, never weaker as a game
Sandlot seasons : sport in Black Pittsburgh by Rob Ruck( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve Nelson, American radical by Steve Nelson( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Tropic of football : the long and perilous journey of Samoans to the NFL by Rob Ruck( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Football is at a crossroads, its future imperiled by the very physicality that drives its popularity. Its grass roots--high school and youth travel program--are withering. But players from the small South Pacific American territory of Samoa are bucking that trend, quietly becoming the most disproportionately overrepresented culture in the sport. Jesse Sapolu, Junior Seau, Troy Polamalu, and Marcus Mariota are among the star players to emerge from the Samoan islands, and more of their brethren suit up every season. The very thing that makes them so good at football--their extraordinary internalization of discipline and warrior self-image--makes them especially vulnerable to its pitfalls, including concussions and brain injuries. Award-winning sports historian Rob Ruck travels to the South Seas to unravel American Samoa's complex ties with the United States. He finds an island blighted by obesity, where boys train on fields blistered with volcanic pebbles wearing helmets that should have been discarded long ago, incurring far more neurological damage than their stateside counterparts and haunted by Junior Seau, who committed suicide after a vaunted twenty-year NFL career, unable to live with the demons that resulted from chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Tropic of Football is a gripping, bittersweet history of what may be football's last frontier."--Amazon.com
The tropic of baseball : baseball in the Dominican Republic by Rob Ruck( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a new afterword Rob Ruck looks at the current state of baseball in the country that has produced Sammy Sosa and many other major league stars
Separate games : African American sport behind the walls of segregation by David Kenneth Wiggins( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The significance of this sporting culture is vividly showcased in the stories of the Cuban Giants baseball team, basketball's New York Renaissance Five, the Tennessee State Tigerbelles track-and-field team, black college football's Turkey Bowl Classic, car racing's Gold and Glory Sweepstakes, Negro League Baseball's East-West All-Star game, and many more. These teams, organizations, and events made up a vibrant national sporting complex that remained in existence until the integration of sports beginning in the late 1940s. Separate Games explores the fascinating ways sports helped bind the black community and illuminate race pride, business acumen, and organizational abilities
The tropic of baseball : baseball in the Dominican Republic by Rob Ruck( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art Rooney : a sporting life by Rob Ruck( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kings on the hill : baseball's forgotten men by Molly Youngling( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Video tells the story of the Negro Leagues, which flourished from the 1920s to the 1940s when baseball was divided by race in the United States
Records of the oral history collection of Black sport in Pittsburgh by Rob Ruck( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This collection contains 54 interviews, 30 of which have been transcribed and contain notes, conducted in the early 1980's by Rob Ruck, then a graduate student in the Department of History, University of Pittsburgh. It includes interviews with individuals involved in baseball clubs in and around Pittsburgh. These interviews were the basis of the book Sandlot Seasons: Sport in Black Pittsburgh (University of Illinois Press, 1986) by Rob Ruck. Interviews include: Cleveland Bailey; Joe Barranti; Mrs. William (Eleanor) Benswanger; Chet Brewer; Clarence Clark; Fred Clark; Billy Caye; John Crunkleton; Ray Dandridge; Pete Dimperio; Zerbie Dorsey; James Dorsey, Jr.; Hernando Rivera Fixa; Larnell Goodman; Bus Christian; Gil Gordon; Charles Greenlee, M.D.; Bill Harris; Teenie Harris; Jack Hopkins; Charlie Hughes; Walt Hughes; Ray Irwin; Benny Jackson; Helen Jackson; Ray Kemp; Chuck Klausing; Ralph Koger; Charles Kramer; Buck Leonard; Ralph Mellix; Willis Moody; Euthumm Napier; Bill Nunn, Jr., Jack Parker; Ted Page; Gabe Patterson; Vernon Phillips; Nick Raddick; Walter Rainey; Bill ("Pigmeat") Robinson; Jimmy Joe Robinson; Art Rooney; James Rooney; Sam Solomon; Jasper Stevens; James Stewart, M.D. ; Sam Streeter; Joe Stuchicki; Harold Tinker; Wyatt Turner; Everett Utterback; Joe Ware; Russell Weiskircher; Ellie Zuckerman
Hör auf deine Frau! Kriminal-Roman by Robert Ruck( Book )

in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rosen und Skalpell Arztroman by Robert Ruck( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Raceball : how the Major Leagues colonized the Black and Latin game by Rob Ruck( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

By looking at this history from the vantage point of black America and the Caribbean, a more complex story comes into focus, one largely missing from traditional narratives of baseball's history. Raceball unveils a fresh and stunning truth: baseball has never been stronger as a business, never weaker as a game
The Negro Leagues and the African American baseball experience( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Three Kings Day in Consuelo : cricket, baseball, and the Cocolos in San Pedro de Macorís by Rob Ruck( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Summer serenade : classical guitar favorites( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Das letzte Rendezvous by Jens Peter Langen( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Ruck, Robert L. 1950-

Languages
English (57)

German (3)