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Old Time Baseball: America's Pastime in the Gilded Age

Harvey Frommer - Sports & Recreation - 2006 - 189 pages
A historical account of baseball and its key contributors describes its 1842 invention by a British sea captain's descendant, its early first games on a vacant lot in New York ...
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Harry Wright: The Father of Professional Base Ball

Christopher Devine - Sports & Recreation - 2003 - 202 pages
This biography resurrects one of baseball's foremost unrecognized legends, "The Father of Professional Base Ball," Hall of Famer Harry Wright. The son of a premier cricketer ...
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When Johnny Came Sliding Home: The Post-Civil War Baseball Boom, 1865-1870

William J. Ryczek - Sports & Recreation - 1998 - 313 pages
As the Civil War ended, the thoughts of many Northern soldiers turned to a game that some had learned about for the first time during the war--baseball. Their newfound interest ...
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Blackguards and Red Stockings: A History of Baseball's National Association ...

William J. Ryczek - Sports & Recreation - 2016 - 272 pages
It was a novel experiment as baseball's leading men formed the National Association, bringing order to the hodgepodge of professional and amateur clubs that made up the sport ...
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