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Early innings : a documentary history of baseball, 1825-1908

Author: Dean A Sullivan
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [1997], ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This compilation of 120 primary writings documents baseball's first century, from a loosely organized village social event to the arrival of the National League. Collecting from a wide range of sources- including newspaper accounts, letters, folk poetry, songs, and annual guides- Dean A. Sullivan of Fairfax, Virginia, progresses chronologically from the earliest known baseball reference (1825) to the creation of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dean A Sullivan
ISBN: 0803242379 9780803242371 0803292449 9780803292444
OCLC Number: 36258074
Notes: "First Bison Books printing: 1997."
Description: xix, 312 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The emergence of a national game, 1825-60 --
Baseball becomes a commercial spectacle, 1861-71 --
The formation of the first professional leagues, 1871-82 --
Baseball prospers, 1883-88 --
The Great Player Revolt, 1887-90 --
The tumultuous 1890s --
The birth of the American League and the origins of the World Series, 1899-1905 --
Postscript: The origins of the creation myth.
Responsibility: compiled & edited by Dean A. Sullivan ; introduction by Benjamin G. Rader.

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This compilation of 120 primary writings documents baseball's first century, from a loosely organized village social event to the arrival of the National League. Collecting from a wide range of sources- including newspaper accounts, letters, folk poetry, songs, and annual guides- Dean A. Sullivan of Fairfax, Virginia, progresses chronologically from the earliest known baseball reference (1825) to the creation of the Doubleday Myth (1908).

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