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Other titles in the Sport and Society series:

Baseball and Cricket: The Creation of American Team Sports, 1838-72 (Sport and Society)

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How and why Americans chose baseball over its early rival, cricket, as the national pastime

George B. Kirsch takes us back to amateur playing fields around the country to re-create the excitement of the early matches, the players, clubs, and their fans. As a narrative history, Baseball and Cricket places the growing popularity of the two sports within the social context of mid-nineteenth-century American cities. The book's comparative analysis follows baseball's transition from a leisure sport to a commercialized, professional enterprise and offers the first complete discussion of the early American cricket clubs.

A volume in the series Sport and Society, edited by Benjamin G. Rader and Randy Roberts

Synopsis:

How and why Americans chose baseball over its early rival, cricket, as the national pastime

Synopsis:

How and why Americans chose baseball over its early rival, cricket, as the national pastime

George B. Kirsch takes us back to amateur playing fields around the country to re-create the excitement of the early matches, the players, clubs, and their fans. As a narrative history, Baseball and Cricket places the growing popularity of the two sports within the social context of mid-nineteenth-century American cities. The book's comparative analysis follows baseball's transition from a leisure sport to a commercialized, professional enterprise and offers the first complete discussion of the early American cricket clubs.

A volume in the series Sport and Society, edited by Benjamin G. Rader and Randy Roberts

Product Details

ISBN:
9780252074455
Author:
Kirsch, George B
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Author:
Rader, Benjamin G.
Author:
Kirsch, George B.
Author:
Roberts, Randy
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
Cricket
Subject:
Baseball -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Cricket -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Sports General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Sport and Society
Publication Date:
20070331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 photographs
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.9 in

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How and why Americans chose baseball over its early rival, cricket, as the national pastime
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How and why Americans chose baseball over its early rival, cricket, as the national pastime

George B. Kirsch takes us back to amateur playing fields around the country to re-create the excitement of the early matches, the players, clubs, and their fans. As a narrative history, Baseball and Cricket places the growing popularity of the two sports within the social context of mid-nineteenth-century American cities. The book's comparative analysis follows baseball's transition from a leisure sport to a commercialized, professional enterprise and offers the first complete discussion of the early American cricket clubs.

A volume in the series Sport and Society, edited by Benjamin G. Rader and Randy Roberts

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