But Didn't We Have Fun?

But Didn't We Have Fun?

An Informal History of Baseball's Pioneer Era, 1843-1870

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Examines the early years of baseball, discussing such teams as the New York Knickerbockers and the Cincinnati Red Stockings, and investigates the myths and misconceptions about the game.

The story of baseball in America begins not with the fabled Abner Doubleday but with a generation of mid-nineteenth-century Americans who moved from the countryside to the cities and brought a cherished but delightfully informal game with them.

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The author of A Game of Inches weaves together a tableau of long-forgotten primary documents to take a fresh look at the early amateur years of baseball and the sense of joy that once pervaded its players.

Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2008
ISBN: 9781566637480
Branch Call Number: 796.35709 M833b
Characteristics: viii, 286 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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