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American Sports History #10: The League That Failed

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Publisher Comments:

Voigt explores the historical origins of baseball from stick-and-ball games, through the popular players, significant rules changes, and seedy business practices of the final years of the 19th century, years that were crucial to the formation of baseball as it is played today.

Book News Annotation:

In the late 19th century, baseball was chaotic, struggled over by players, coaches, sportswriters, fans, and owners; this study shows how problems of contemporary baseball are rooted in the past. It recounts events that followed the Inter-League Wars of 1890 and 1891 when the National League rose to monopolize the game for eight years. Plagued with internecine squabbles and financial shortfalls, the "Big League" lost ground to the American League, and the two leagues entered into an agreement in 1903. The author (sociology, emeritus, Allbright College) has taught courses on baseball as popular culture and has published seven books on the subject, including a three-volume history. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Cuts through the haze that surrounds 19th-century baseball history, and portrays a classic, colorful era when baseball was chaotic, struggled over by players, coaches, sportswriters, fans, and owners.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810833098
Author:
Voigt, David Quentin
Publisher:
Scarecrow Press
Location:
Lanham, Md. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Baseball - History
Subject:
Baseball - General
Subject:
Baseball
Subject:
National Association of Professional Base Bal
Subject:
Baseball -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
Baseball -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Baseball General
Edition Number:
376
Series:
American Sports History
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
19980831
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
354
Dimensions:
8.72x5.84x1.14 in. 1.42 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Cuts through the haze that surrounds 19th-century baseball history, and portrays a classic, colorful era when baseball was chaotic, struggled over by players, coaches, sportswriters, fans, and owners.
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