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|Description:||xviii, 204 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
The battle lines : blue laws, religion, and the evolution of baseball --
The emergence of the Sunday baseball issue in the nineteenth century --
The Sunday question : commercialized baseball, evasions, and the courts, 1900-1909 --
Local opposition to Sunday baseball and the legislative initiative, 1910-1916 --
Local option, the war, and the modification of the Sunday baseball law, 1917-1919 --
The aftermath, 1920-1924 --
Appendix : New York state ball clubs to 1989 --
About the author.
""Bat, Ball and Bible" is a richly detailed analysis of the Sunday baseball debate in New York State. Historians, baseball fans and sports fans in general will relish in DeMotte s account of the