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Cartwright, Alexander Joy 1820-1892

Overview
Works: 12 works in 16 publications in 2 languages and 2,245 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Classifications: GV865.C32, 796.357092
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Most widely held works by Alexander Joy Cartwright
Alexander Cartwright : the life behind the baseball legend by Monica Nucciarone( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Alexander Joy Cartwright Jr. (1820-92) was present during the organization of the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club of New York in the mid-1800s. That much is certain. Since that time, and especially with his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1938, C
Live all you can : Alexander Joy Cartwright and the invention of modern baseball by Jay Martin( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Laying waste to the notion that Abner Doubleday established the modern game of baseball, the author makes a bold case for A.J. Cartwright (1820-1892), an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and avid ballplayer whose keen perception and restless spirit codified the rules of the sport and engineered its rapid spread throughout the country. Consulting Cartwright's personal correspondence and papers, its shown how he synthesized a number of elements from popular ballgames into the program, bylaws, and positions we find on the field today. After formalizing his blueprint, Cartwright worked tirelessly to promote baseball nationwide, appealing to both upper- and lower-class spectators and ballplayers and weaving a trail of influence across nineteenth-century America. Addressing the controversy that has rolled for years around the claims for Doubleday and Cartwright, the author revisits the original arguments behind each camp and throws into sharp relief the competing ambitions of these figures. -- from Book Jacket
 
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Live all you can : Alexander Joy Cartwright and the invention of modern baseball
Alternative Names
Alexander Cartwright Amerikaans honkballer (1820-1892)

Alexander Cartwright entrepreneur américain

Alexander Cartwright imprenditore statunitense

Alexander Cartwright librero y bombero voluntario en Manhattan

Alexander Cartwright Vater des Baseballs

Картрайт, Александр

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