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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User Review  - Big_Bang_Gorilla - LibraryThing

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

BUT DIDN'T WE HAVE FUN?: An Informal History of Baseball's Pioneer Era, 1843-1870

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How America's pastime got its swing.In the three decades before the Civil War, baseball was in its infancy. There were no standardized rules for the game, much less a consensus on what to call it ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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Before the Knickerbockers
11
The Knickerbockers Game Becomes the New York Game
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Copyright

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