skip to content
Spalding's world tour : the epic adventure that took baseball around the globe--and made it America's game Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Spalding's world tour : the epic adventure that took baseball around the globe--and made it America's game

Author: Mark Lamster
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
In October 1888, Albert Goodwill Spalding -- baseball star, sporting goods magnate, promotional genius, serial fabulist -- departed Chicago on a trip that would take him and 20 of the game's greatest players on a journey around the globe. Their mission: to bring baseball, and with it the American way, to the four corners of the earth. Spalding hoped this international adventure would fix the game of baseball in the
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Named Person: A G Spalding; A G Spalding; Albert G Spalding
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Lamster
ISBN: 1586483110 9781586483111
OCLC Number: 63660490
Description: xvii, 341 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 25 cm
Contents: Map of the tour --
Prologue : A galaxy of stars --
Baseball's Barnum --
The Chicago fake? --
Going West --
A land of milk and honey --
At play with the King of the Cannibal Islands --
Kiwis and kangaroos --
Rickshaws and pyramids --
On the continent --
In the presence of royalty --
Return of the heroes --
Stupidity, avarice, treachery --
Epilogue : The globe trotters club --
Appendix 1 : The Spalding tourists --
Appendix 2 : Game results of the tour.
Responsibility: Mark Lamster.
More information:

Abstract:

In October 1888, Albert Goodwill Spalding - baseball star, sporting-goods magnate, promotional genius, serial fabulist - departed Chicago on a trip that would take him and two baseball teams on a  Read more...

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/63660490> # Spalding's world tour : the epic adventure that took baseball around the globe--and made it America's game
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "63660490" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2007101909> ; # Baseball--United States--History--20th century
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/827904> ; # Baseball
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/908190263#Event/geschichte_1888_1905> ; # Geschichte 1888-1905
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/908190263#Place/usa> ; # USA.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/908190263#Topic/kulturvermittlung> ; # Kulturvermittlung
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2007101903> ; # Baseball--United States--History--19th century
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/908190263#Person/spalding_a_g_albert_goodwill> ; # Albert Goodwill Spalding
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> ; # United States.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/908190263#Event/1800_1999> ; # 1800-1999
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/796.357092/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/30951479> ; # Albert G. Spalding
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "2006" ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/17436249> ; # Mark Lamster
   schema:datePublished "2006" ;
   schema:description "Details the thirty thousand mile goodwill tour by Albert Goodwill Spalding and twenty of baseball's greatest players to introduce baseball and the American way of life to the world, and bring business to his nacent sporting goods company along the way."@en ;
   schema:description "In October 1888, Albert Goodwill Spalding -- baseball star, sporting goods magnate, promotional genius, serial fabulist -- departed Chicago on a trip that would take him and 20 of the game's greatest players on a journey around the globe. Their mission: to bring baseball, and with it the American way, to the four corners of the earth. Spalding hoped this international adventure would fix the game of baseball in the American consciousness as the purest expression of the national spirit, and at the same time seed the world's markets for his nascent sporting goods empire. To boost interest, he brought along an ill-fated "aerialist" who would leap from a hot-air balloon before each game; a young African-American minstrel; and stars such as New York Giants shortstop John Ward. In the course of their 30,000 mile journey, Spalding and this motley group of cultural ambassadors played before kings and queens, visited the Coliseum and the Eiffel Tower, and took pot shots with their baseballs at the great Sphinx in Egypt. Upon their triumphant return, they were greeted as heroes by the likes of Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, and Benjamin Harrison. Getting themselves into scrapes and narrowly escaping international incident all around the globe, these innocents abroad gave the world an early peek at the American century just around the corner. - Jacket flap."@en ;
   schema:description "Map of the tour -- Prologue : A galaxy of stars -- Baseball's Barnum -- The Chicago fake? -- Going West -- A land of milk and honey -- At play with the King of the Cannibal Islands -- Kiwis and kangaroos -- Rickshaws and pyramids -- On the continent -- In the presence of royalty -- Return of the heroes -- Stupidity, avarice, treachery -- Epilogue : The globe trotters club -- Appendix 1 : The Spalding tourists -- Appendix 2 : Game results of the tour."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/908190263> ;
   schema:genre "History"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Spalding's world tour : the epic adventure that took baseball around the globe--and made it America's game"@en ;
   schema:productID "63660490" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/63660490#PublicationEvent/new_york_public_affairs_2006> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/908190263#Agent/public_affairs> ; # Public Affairs
   schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip067/2006003615.html> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781586483111> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/63660490> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/908190263#Event/geschichte_1888_1905> # Geschichte 1888-1905
    a schema:Event ;
   schema:name "Geschichte 1888-1905" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/908190263#Person/spalding_a_g_albert_goodwill> # Albert Goodwill Spalding
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Spalding" ;
   schema:givenName "Albert Goodwill" ;
   schema:givenName "A. G." ;
   schema:name "Albert Goodwill Spalding" ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2007101903> # Baseball--United States--History--19th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Baseball--United States--History--19th century"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2007101909> # Baseball--United States--History--20th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Baseball--United States--History--20th century"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204155> # United States.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "United States." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/827904> # Baseball
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Baseball"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/17436249> # Mark Lamster
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1969" ;
   schema:familyName "Lamster" ;
   schema:givenName "Mark" ;
   schema:name "Mark Lamster" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/30951479> # Albert G. Spalding
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Spalding" ;
   schema:givenName "Albert G." ;
   schema:givenName "Albert Goodwill" ;
   schema:givenName "A. G." ;
   schema:name "Albert G. Spalding" ;
   schema:name "Albert Goodwill Spalding" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781586483111>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1586483110" ;
   schema:isbn "9781586483111" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/63660490>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
   schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/63660490> ; # Spalding's world tour : the epic adventure that took baseball around the globe--and made it America's game
   schema:dateModified "2017-09-03" ;
   void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.