University of Pittsburgh

Faculty

Rob Ruck

Professor
PhD, University of Pittsburgh (1983)

University of Pittsburgh
Department of History
3536 Posvar Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
412-648-7539
ruck439019@aol.com

Curriculum Vitae

Field(s)

U.S. History
Sport History
Pittsburgh History

 

Teaching

U.S. History Since 1877
U.S. History Since 1945
History of Sport


Selected Publications

Raceball: How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game (Beacon Press: 2011)

Rooney: A Sporting Life (with Maggie Jones Patterson and Michael Weber) (University of Nebraska Press: 2010)

The Republic of Baseball: Dominican Giants of the American Game (with Dan Manatt)  (PBS: 2006-2008)

The Tropic of Baseball: Baseball in the Dominican Republic (University of Nebraska Press,1999)

Sandlot Seasons: Sport in Black Pittsburgh (University of Illinois Press,1993)

Steve Nelson, American Radical (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1981) with Steve Nelson and James Barrett

 

Honors/Awards

Hall of Fame Negro League Election Committee (2006)
LaRoche College Presidential Medal (1993)
Emmy, Mid-Atlantic Region of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Outstanding Cultural Programming (1994)
SABR-MacMillan Award (1991)

 

Project(s)

"Fa'a Samoa: Football on American Samoa and Among the Diaspora"

Pittsburgh: A History (with Edward Muller)