Baseball: The Golden Age
Following the story begun in Baseball: The Early Years, Harold Seymour explores the glorious and grevious era when the game truly captured the American imagination with legendary figures like Ty Cobb and Babe Ruth, but also appalled fans with startling scandals. The Golden Age begins with the formation of the two major leagues in 1903, and describes how the organization of the professional game improved from an unwieldy three-man commission to the strong rule of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Seymour depicts the ways in which play on the field developed from the low-scoring, pitcher-dominated game of the 'dead ball' era before the First World War to the high scores of the 'lively ball' era of the 1920s.
- Hardback | 512 pages
- 162.6 x 239.8 x 35.1mm | 866.13g
- 15 Jul 1971
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 16 pp halftones, 3 line illustrations
Back cover copy
The second volume of Harold Seymour's definitive history of baseball brings back the glorious era when the game's hold over the imagination of the American people was strongest, and Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb were legendary figures. No one can match Dr. Seymour for grasp of the games, for thorough research into original sources never before examined, and ability to recapture its excitement and the tense expectancy with which the American public followed the teams' and players' exploits.
"Seymour's books remain the most entertaining and informative histories about baseball's position in American culture."--H. Gehrig Coleman, University of Texas
About Harold Seymour
Harold Seymour is a historian and free-lance writer