Richter's History and Records of Baseball: The American Nation's Chief Sport (McFarland Historical Baseball Library, 4)

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Francis Richter's History and Records of Base Ball, the American Nation's Chief Sport, originally published in 1914, is the most comprehensive and ambitious among the early books about baseball.
Part I covers the origins of baseball, the first professional league, the National and American leagues, the American Association, baseball tours, warring leagues, the World Series, and the minor leagues. Part II includes team and individual performance records through 1914, Richter's takes on the great pitchers of early baseball, and brief commentary on two classic poems inspired by the game. Part III includes the text of the first National Agreement, the history of baseball playing rules, and information on the pioneering players, owners, executives and writers.

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Francis C. Richter was well known in his day as the editor of the Reach guides and as the publisher and editor of The Sporting Life.

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"One of the best but least-heralded developments in the recent history of baseball literature was the inauguration of the McFarland Historical Baseball Library in 2003"--I>Spitball; "it remains the most ambitious and comprehensive among early baseball books"--Sports Collectors Digest; "invaluable McFarland Historical Baseball Library series"--Edward Achorn, The Providence Journal.

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