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Baseball: An Illustrated History.

Ward, Geoffrey C.; Burns, Ken.

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ISBN 10: 0679404597 / ISBN 13: 9780679404590
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1994
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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484 pages. Softcover. Very good condition. SPORTS. The book covers every milestone of the game: from the rules drawn up in 1845 by Alexander Cartwright to the American League's introduction of the designated hitter in 1973, from the founding of the Brotherhood of Professional Base Ball Players in 1885 to the seven-week players' strike of 1981, from the 1924 Negro World Series (Kansas City Monarchs vs. Philadelphia Hilldales) to Jack Roosevelt Robinson's major-league debut in 1947, from the first curve ball in 1867 (pitched by Candy Cummings of the Brooklyn Excelsiors) to Nolan Ryan's seventh and last no-hitter in 1991. Nine essays by notable baseball enthusiasts, exploring their individual pre occupations with the game, complement the narrative. And a wealth of pictures, many in full color, document baseball's evolution since the mid-nineteenth century and bring to life its most memorable practitioners. Monumental, affecting, informative, entertaining, and sumptuously illustrated - Baseball is a book that speaks to all Americans. Includes an Index (Key Words: Baseball, Ken Burns Sports). Bookseller Inventory # 48661X1

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Title: Baseball: An Illustrated History.

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

Book Type: book

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530 illustrations in text

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"A rich concoction of narrative, essays, and photos [that] dazzles the eye ... In so many ways you are reminded that rooting for baseball is like breathing."

-- Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, The New York Times

"Stirring and reflective ... A beautiful book that stands on its own in any league."

-- David E. Jones, Chicago Tribune

"Glorious nuggets are set amid the clear, warm narrative and hundreds of classic images ... Highest marks for browseability, but the true reward comes from the longer essays by folks still smitten by the game."

-- Jerry Shriver, USA Today

"A big book, generous in size as well as scope ... There are splendid pictures [and] there are words, rollicking reams of them. And the stories, Lord, the stories!"

-- Dick Roraback, Los Angeles Times

"To capture the history of baseball, especially in hundreds of photographs that are the wonder and glory of this book, is to plumb a memorial register so deep that no fan open to the emotional power of the game can fail to react."

-- Michael Seidel, New York Newsday

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