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A. G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball: The Promise of American Sport

Peter Levine

ISBN 10: 0788152394 / ISBN 13: 9780788152399
Published by Diane Pub Co
Used Condition: VERY GOOD Soft cover
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Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory # 2628087925

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Title: A. G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball: The...

Publisher: Diane Pub Co

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:VERY GOOD

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A. G. Spalding was a key figure in the professionalization and commercialization of American sports. Co-founder of baseball's National League, owner of the Chicago White Stockings (later Cubs), and founder of a sporting goods business that made him a millionaire, Spalding not only willed baseball to be our national pastime but also contributed to making sport a significant part of American life.
This biography captures the zest, flamboyance, and creativity of Albert Goodwell Spalding, a man of insatiable ego, a showman and entrepreneur, whose life illuminated the hopes and fears of 19th-century Americans. It is also a vivid evocation of the vanished world of 19th-century baseball, recreating a time when it was transformed from a game played on unkempt fields to modern style.

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Peter Levine is a Professor of History at Michigan State University.

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