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Harry Wright : the father of professional base ball

Author: Christopher Devine
Publisher: Jefferson, NC : McFarland & Co., ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"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, Sam Wright, Harry converted (together with his Hall of Fame brother George) to baseball after coming to America from England. Harry went on to become one of the game's most successful players, managers, and innovators. Among his lasting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Harry Wright; Harry Wright
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Devine
ISBN: 0786415614 9780786415618
OCLC Number: 52257635
Description: ix, 191 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: A Base Ball Edison --
The Queen City --
Dynasty in the Rough --
Uncle Harry --
The Cincinnati Red Stockings' 1868 Club Song --
The Chronology of Harry Wright's Managerial Career.
Responsibility: by Christopher Devine.
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The biography of Hall of Famer Harry Wright, known for his important role in establishing professionalism as a legitimate element of the game and for promoting its popularity as the national pastime.  Read more...

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