Old-Time Baseball: America's Pastime in the Gilded Age

Old-Time Baseball: America's Pastime in the Gilded Age


By (author) Harvey Frommer

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  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 213mm x 25mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 30 December 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Lanham
  • ISBN 10: 1589792548
  • ISBN 13: 9781589792548
  • Sales rank: 1,488,190

Product description

In this delightful history of the sport, Frommer captures the flavor, smell, and craziness of the early days of baseball. Starting with its invention in 1842 by the descendant of a British sea captain (and not Abner Doubleday), Frommer traces the development of the sport from the first games on a vacant lot at 27th and Madison in New York to the turn of the century, when the National League was emerging as the preeminent forum for truly professional baseball.

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Author information

Harvey Frommer is the celebrated author of 37 sports books, including the classics: New York City Baseball, Shoeless Joe and Ragtime Baseball, Rickey and Robinson, The New York Yankee Encyclopedia, A Yankee Century, and the best selling Red Sox Vs. Yankees: The Great Rivalry (with Frederic J. Frommer). Professor Emeritus of the City University of New York, and professor at Dartmouth College where he teaches oral history and sports journalism, Frommer has been cited in the "Congressional Record" and honored by the New York State Lesigslature as a sports historian. He is in his 31st consecutive year of writing sports books. Frommer is a resident of Lyme, New Hampshire.

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...wonderful. Reading this book is a reminder of how little baseball-and the pleasure derived from it-has changed. Publishers Weekly Priceless. Something for everyone. The reader will have an even greater appreciation for our National Pastime. Pinstripe Press