But Didn't We Have Fun?: An Informal History of Baseball's Pioneer Era, 1843-1870

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Ivan R. Dee, Jan 1, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 286 pages
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But Didn't We Have Fun? covers a period in the early days of baseball that even those who think they know everything about the popular American sport do not know. Peter Morris--an indefatigable researcher and brilliant chronicler, and winner of both the S

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Being an "informal history" of baseball's very early days. Morris' thesis is that historians have underestimated the fun quotient in their accounts of early baseball. His approach pays very little ... Read full review

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As a reader with more knowledge than the average base ball fan of modern times, I found that this book was written very well. It dives into more than just the evolution of our great American Pastime, but also illustrates the culture in America during base ball's earliest days. The writing is very good, telling facts and other pieces of information in a very reader-friendly format. This book was a joy to read, and will always be one of my favorites.  


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