SpringerBriefs in Public Health

Mortality Among Hispanic and African-American Players After Desegregation in Major League Baseball

Authors: Markowitz, Jeffrey S.

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  • Examines the mortality risk among Hispanic and African-American Major League Baseball (MLB) players
  • Compares mortality rates between MLB players and the general population
  • Controls for potential confounding variables including educational attainment
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This compelling book examines mortality risk among former Hispanic and African-American players in Major League Baseball (MLB) during the 40-year period following desegregation in the League. Analyzing a variety of biological, cultural, social, and environmental factors, the author illustrates the potential health effects of racial disparities on these elite athletes and fills a significant gap in the mortality literature.

Included in the coverage:

  • The history and evolution of professional baseball in both the United States and Latin America
  • Literature and statistical reviews of racial and ethnic inequalities in mortality in the US general population
  • Overview and evaluation of methodologies used to statistically analyze mortality risk in this professional-athlete population
  • Implications and applications of research findings related to Hispanic and African-American MLB-player mortality

A unique perspective on a pressing public health issue, Mortality Among Hispanic and African-American Players After Desegregation in Major League Baseball is a salient read for public health professionals including epidemiologists, medical professionals, and social scientists, as well as athletes, historians, and those with broad interest in African American and Latino health.

About the authors

​Jeffrey S. Markowitz, DrPH, is an epidemiologist who has authored three books, Pigskin Crossroads: The Epidemiology of Concussions in the National Football League (NFL), 2010-2012 (2013), Lost Seasons: Arrests, Suspensions, Career Chaos, and Mortality Among National Football League (NFL) Players (2016), and Mortality and Its Risk Factors Among Professional Athletes: A Comparison Between Former NBA and NFL Players (Springer, 2018). From 1983 to 1992, Dr. Markowitz was an adjunct assistant professor of Public Health at the School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York, NY, USA.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-17280-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-17279-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mortality Among Hispanic and African-American Players After Desegregation in Major League Baseball
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Public Health
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-17280-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-17280-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-17279-4
Series ISSN
2192-3698
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 118
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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