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Baseball fever : early baseball in Michigan

Author: Peter Morris
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2003.
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This detailed history of early baseball in rural Michigan focuses on the evolution of America's pastime from child's game to organized sport and challenges the notion that baseball's development was  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Morris, Peter, 1962-
Baseball fever.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2003
(OCoLC)606947097
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Morris
ISBN: 0472098268 9780472098262 0472068261 9780472068265
OCLC Number: 51060248
Description: x, 390 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: "The Good Old Days When the Result Was Merely a Question of Physical Endurance and Light" --
"The New Way Must Be an Improvement over the Old": Michigan's First Regulation Baseball Club --
"Gentlemen of Respectability and Standing": Michigan's First Baseball Matches --
"Have a Good Time, Boys, but Don't Hurt the Trees": Baseball Spreads --
"Adapted to the Wants of Young Men Generally" --
"Their Ranks Became So Thinned That Disruption Followed": Baseball during the Civil War --
"The Squabbles of Rival Clubs" --
"The Patience of Hope": The Postwar Boom --
"Almost Perfect": The Detroit Base Ball Club Looks Further Afield --
"A Perfect Frenzy of Ball-Playing": The Geographic Expansion of the Game in 1866 --
"Too Much Talking on Both Sides": Growing Pains --
"Not the Detroit First Nine": A Season of Change --
"One Hears Little Else on the Street" --
Breaking "Fingers and the Third Commandment": How Muffin Games Helped Renew a Sense of Belonging --
"Ability and Intelligence Should Be Recognized First and Last": Women and African Americans in Early Baseball --
"Left in the Hands of a Few of Questionable Industry" --
"Principally Confined to the Young Americans" --
"Base Ball Is Popular Again" --
"What Use Is All This Straining of Muscle" --
"Where Are Our Base Ballists?" --
"Playing in Our Own Shoes and Undershirts" --
"The Resurrection of This Noble American Game" --
"More for Instruction Than Anything Else" --
"A Game Which Has Become Peculiarly American" --
"Each Side Has Its Own Story" --
"The Phenix-like Performances of the Pastime."
Responsibility: Peter Morris.
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