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Wilbert (adult learning emeritus, Concordia U., Michigan) traces the events leading to the first season of professional ball. He describes how amateur leagues caught the attention of city leaders, who even built stadiums during the Civil War, the process of sorting out who would lead on and off the field, featuring such contributors as the other Wright Brothers (no, Harry and George) who standardized the rules and made the game national rather than regional, and the nearly agonizing process of forming up teams. Wilbert's grasp of all the details will satisfy any fan; he includes full records on 59 of the top players and teams' standings. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN:
9780810860209
Author:
Wilbert, Warren N.
Publisher:
Scarecrow Press
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
History
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Baseball -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Baseball -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Publication Date:
20070931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
161
Dimensions:
8.93x7.09x.46 in. .68 lbs.

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