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Baseball Before We Knew It: A Search for the Roots of the Game

David Block ; with a foreword by Tim Wiles
Format
Book
Published
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2005.
Language
English
ISBN
0803213395 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Table of contents
Contents
  • Uncertainty as to the paternity
  • Rounders schmounders
  • Abner and Albert, the missing link
  • Was Abner Graves telling the truth?
  • Rules of baseball : the prequel
  • How slick were the Knicks?
  • In the beginning
  • Stools, clubs, stobs, and jugs
  • Traps and cats
  • It's starting to look familiar
  • In which the mystery is unraveled
  • Early baseball bibliography : roots of the game in preCivil War literature
  • Appendix 1. Constitutions and by-laws
  • Appendix 2. Some comments on sporting journals of the 1850s
  • Appendix 3. "A place leavel [sic] enough to play ball" by Thomas L. Altherr
  • Appendix 4. The letters of Abner Graves
  • Appendix 5. Dr. Adam E. Ford's letter to Sporting life
  • Appendix 6. "History of battingball games" by Per Maigaard
  • Appendix 7. Nine surviving descriptions of baseball-like games written and published before 1845.
Description
xxv, 340 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-324) and index.
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