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Our game : an American baseball history

Author: Charles C Alexander
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces baseball from the development of the "New York Game" one hundred and fifty years ago, and charts the rise of the pastime that quickly eclipsed other sporting activities.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles C Alexander
ISBN: 0805015949 9780805015942
OCLC Number: 22593019
Description: x, 388 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The New York game --
The professional game --
The national pastime and the serfs' revolt --
Baseball feudalism and the rise of the American League --
The dead-ball era --
War, scandal, and Babe Ruth --
The golden twenties --
The gray thirties --
War, plenty, and the end of Jim Crow --
Shrinking crowds and shifting franchises --
The expansion era --
The end of feudalism --
The embattles eighties --
Non-sesquicentennial reflections.
Responsibility: Charles C. Alexander.

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Traces baseball from the development of the "New York Game" one hundred and fifty years ago, and charts the rise of the pastime that quickly eclipsed other sporting activities.

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