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    DescriptionBy 1871, the popularity of baseball had spread so thoroughly across America that one writer observed, "It is as much our national game as cricket is that of the English." While major league teams and athletes that played after this prophetic statement was made have been exhaustively documented and analyzed, those that led the game during its pioneer phase from 1850 to 1870 have received relatively little attention. In this welcome work, leading historians of early baseball provide profiles of more than fifty clubs and their players, from legendary teams such as the Red Stockings of Cincinnati and the Nationals of Washington to forgotten nines like the Pecatonica (Illinois) Base Ball Club and the Morning Star Club of St. Louis. Engaging narratives bring these long-ago clubs back to life, stimulating more research on this fascinating era and creating a standard reference source for all who study America's national pastime.


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    Title
    Base Ball Pioneers, 1850-1870
    Subtitle
    The Clubs and Players Who Spread the Sport Nationwide
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Peter Morris, Edited by William J. Ryczek, Edited by Jan Finkel, Edited by Leonard Levin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 354
    Width: 213 mm
    Height: 277 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780786468430
    ISBN 10: 0786468432
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    B&T Approval Code: A09302025
    BISAC V2.8: SPO003030
    DC22: 796.35709730
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    LC classification: GV863.A1 B3748 2012
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    Publisher
    McFarland & Co Inc
    Imprint name
    McFarland & Co Inc
    Publication date
    31 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Jefferson, NC