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America's National Game

America's National Game (Paperback)

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"The most comprehensive account of the early game." - Harold Seymour," Baseball: The Early Years". Albert G. Spalding's addiction to what he saw as a peculiarly American sport began early on the sandlot in Rockford, Illinois. One of the first professional baseball players and later a manager and club owner, he branched out to become a leading manufacturer of sporting goods. "America's National Game", published a few years before his death in 1915, lays out the beginnings of baseball and its advancement while dispensing Spalding's vivid reminiscences and firm opinions. The essential nature of the game, he thought, was warfare. And the opponents took many forms: among them the evil syndicates trying to control the sport, and more inwardly and importantly, the temptations familiar to every young man. Baseball's lasting debt to Spalding becomes clear in Benjamin G. Rader's introduction to this Bison Book edition, which makes "America's National Game" available in its entirety for the first time in paperback and adds an index.

Rader, a professor of history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is the author of "American Sports: From the Age of Folk Games to the Age of Televised Sports" (1990).

Sport & HobbiesSports & outdoor recreationBaseball Publisher: University of Nebraska Press Publication Date: 01/03/1992 ISBN-13: 9780803292079  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: Currently unavailable. Foyles can order for despatch to customer when the publisher is re-supplied on 01/03/1992.  

Benjamin G. Rader, a professor of history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is the author of "American Sports: From the Age of Folk Games to the Age of Televised Sports" (1990).

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