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Baseball S Golden Age

Author : Neal McCabe
ISBN : 0810991195
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Conlon photographed baseball's golden age from 1904-1942, creating some of the most memorable images of the sport ever published. Now available in paperback, this book presents 205 dazzling images of baseball's first superstars and memorable moments.

Classic Baseball

Author : Walter Iooss
ISBN : 0810982501
Genre : Photography
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A collection of the photographer's classic and previously unpublished works includes nostalgic post-war portraits as well as action shots of some of today's most popular players.

Baseball In The Garden Of Eden

Author : John Thorn
ISBN : 9781439170212
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Think you know how the game of baseball began? Think again. Forget Abner Doubleday and Cooperstown. Forget Alexander Joy Cartwright and the New York Knickerbockers. Instead, meet Daniel Lucius Adams, William Rufus Wheaton, and Louis Fenn Wadsworth, each of whom has a stronger claim to baseball paternity than Doubleday or Cartwright. But did baseball even have a father—or did it just evolve from other bat-and-ball games? John Thorn, baseball’s preeminent historian, examines the creation story of the game and finds it all to be a gigantic lie, not only the Doubleday legend, so long recognized with a wink and a nudge. From its earliest days baseball was a vehicle for gambling (much like cricket, a far more popular game in early America), a proxy form of class warfare, infused with racism as was the larger society, invigorated if ultimately corrupted by gamblers, hustlers, and shady entrepreneurs. Thorn traces the rise of the New York version of the game over other variations popular in Massachusetts and Philadelphia. He shows how the sport’s increasing popularity in the early decades of the nineteenth century mirrored the migration of young men from farms and small towns to cities, especially New York. And he charts the rise of secret professionalism and the origin of the notorious “reserve clause,” essential innovations for gamblers and capitalists. No matter how much you know about the history of baseball, you will find something new in every chapter. Thorn also introduces us to a host of early baseball stars who helped to drive the tremendous popularity and growth of the game in the post–Civil War era: Jim Creighton, perhaps the first true professional player; Candy Cummings, the pitcher who claimed to have invented the curveball; Albert Spalding, the ballplayer who would grow rich from the game and shape its creation myth; Hall of Fame brothers George and Harry Wright; Cap Anson, the first man to record three thousand hits and a virulent racist; and many others. Add bluff, bluster, and bravado, and toss in an illicit romance, an unknown son, a lost ball club, an epidemic scare, and you have a baseball detective story like none ever written. Thorn shows how a small religious cult became instrumental in the commission that was established to determine the origins of the game and why the selection of Abner Doubleday as baseball’s father was as strangely logical as it was patently absurd. Entertaining from the first page to the last, Baseball in the Garden of Eden is a tale of good and evil, and the snake proves the most interesting character. It is full of heroes, scoundrels, and dupes; it contains more scandal by far than the 1919 Black Sox World Series fix. More than a history of the game, Baseball in the Garden of Eden tells the story of nineteenth-century America, a land of opportunity and limitation, of glory and greed—all present in the wondrous alloy that is our nation and its pastime.

The Fireside Book Of Baseball

Author : Charles Einstein
ISBN : 0671638122
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A collection of more than one hundred essays, poems, and reminiscences about baseball covers the entire span of baseball's history and highlights such great players as Ty Cobb, Sandy Koufax, and Pete Rose

A Study Guide For Robert Francis S The Base Stealer

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410340955
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Robert Francis's "The Base Stealer," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.

The Dickson Baseball Dictionary Third Edition

Author : Paul Dickson
ISBN : 9780393073492
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The definitive work on the language of baseball—one of the “Five Best Baseball Books” (Wall Street Journal). Hailed as “a staggering piece of scholarship” (Wall Street Journal) and “an indispensable guide to the language of baseball” (San Diego Union-Tribune), The Dickson Baseball Dictionary has become an invaluable resource for those who love the game. Drawing on dozens of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century periodicals, as well as contemporary sources, Dickson’s brilliant, illuminating definitions trace the earliest appearances of terms both well known and obscure. This edition includes more than 10,000 terms with 18,000 individual entries, and more than 250 photos. This “impressively comprehensive” (The Nation) book will delight everyone from the youngest fan to the hard-core aficionado.

Grand Old Game

Author : Joseph Wallace
ISBN : 0810955946
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A year's worth of rare images from the archives of the National Baseball Hall of Fame includes action shots, humorous moments, publicity stunts, players in the off season, minor-league and armed-forces players, and more. 15,000 first printing.

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