By Harold Seymour,Dorothy Seymour Mills,Dorothy Jane Mills
The Early Years, lines the expansion of baseball from the time of the 1st recorded ball online game at Valley Forge throughout the revolution till the formation of the 2 present-day significant leagues in 1903. through investigating formerly unknown assets, the e-book uncovers the true tale of the way baseball developed from a gentleman's beginner recreation of "well-bred play via well-laden ceremonial dinner tables" right into a specialist activity the place significant leagues function less than their very own legislation. providing numerous anecdotes and a wealth of latest info, the authors explode many loved myths, together with the only which claims that Abner Doubleday "invented" baseball in 1839. They describe the effect of baseball on American company, manners, morals, social associations, or even exhibit enterprise, in addition to depicting the categories of fellows who grew to become the 1st expert ball gamers, membership proprietors, and executives, together with Spalding, McGraw, Comiskey, and Connie Mack.
Note: On August 2, 2010, Oxford college Press made public that it can credits Dorothy Seymour turbines as co-author of the 3 baseball histories formerly "authored" completely through her past due husband, Harold Seymour. The Seymours collaborated on Baseball: The Early Years (1960), Baseball: The Golden Age (1971) and Baseball: The People's Game (1991).
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