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Level playing fields : how the groundskeeping Murphy brothers shaped baseball

Author: Peter Morris
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The engaging story of Tom and Jack Murphy, brothers who made up baseball's first great family of groundskeepers and who played a pivotal role in shaping America's national pastime.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Morris, Peter, 1962-
Level playing fields.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)608369153
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Morris
ISBN: 9780803211100 0803211104
OCLC Number: 70884952
Description: xxi, 184 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: the dirt beneath the fingernails --
Invisible men --
The pursuit of pleasures under difficulties --
Inside baseball --
Who'll stop the rain? --
A diamond situated in a river bottom --
Tom Murphy's crime --
Return to exposition park --
No suitable ground on the island --
John Murphy of the polo grounds --
Marlin Springs --
The later years --
The Murphys' legacy --
Epilogue --
Afterword: cold cases --
Notes --
Selected bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Peter Morris.
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"Peter Morris's short but masterly Level Playing Fields: How the Groundskeeping Murphy Brothers Shaped Baseball looks at the development of professional baseball and, indeed, at Americans' changing Read more...

 
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