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The league that lasted : 1876 and the founding of the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs

Author: Neil W Macdonald
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"In the early 1870s, baseball was chaos, mired in mismanagement and corruption. William Hulbert, the owner of Chicago's National Association team, believed that a league run efficiently with honest competition would survive and flourish. Hulbert, relying on his pragmatic philosophy of "molasses now, vinegar later" and working with his prize recruit Albert Spalding, founded the National League in 1876." "That  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neil W Macdonald
ISBN: 0786417552 9780786417551
OCLC Number: 55506122
Description: viii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Darkness upon the face of baseball --
The signing of "The Four" --
Creation --
Western wooing --
All quiet on the Eastern front --
A day reserved for groundhogs --
Press reaction --
The dickens with great expectations --
Picked nines and the pick of nines --
The first game --
May days --
Baseball bustin' out all over --
Happy birthday America --
31 innings, 2 or 3 days, 1 game --
Striving to be second --
No no --
Dog days --
The runs of August --
Summertime and the livin' ain't easy --
Days dwindling down --
Westward no! the mutes and a's --
The many Misters of October --
Hail Hulbert!
Responsibility: Neil W. Macdonald.

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The 1876 inaugural season of the National League is chronicled in this heavily documented work. Despite the setbacks, scandals, and considerable opposition, all of which are thoroughly covered here,  Read more...

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"deeply researched history"--Sports Collectors Digest; "accessible...entertaining and instructive information...interesting...sound"--Nineteenth Century Notes.

 
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