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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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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This book should be required reading for anyone that has an interest in mid-19th century base ball. It was thoroughly researched and I learned several new things while reading the book. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
3
Before the Knickerbockers
11
The Knickerbockers Game Becomes the New York Game
26
Copyright

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