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By Harold Seymour,Dorothy Seymour Mills,Dorothy Jane Mills

Now to be had in paperback, Harold Seymour and Dorothy Seymour turbines' Baseball: The Early Years recounts the genuine tale of the way baseball got here into being and the way it built right into a hugely equipped company and social institution.

The Early Years, lines the expansion of baseball from the time of the 1st recorded ball video game at Valley Forge throughout the revolution till the formation of the 2 present-day significant leagues in 1903. by way of investigating formerly unknown assets, the ebook uncovers the genuine tale of the way baseball developed from a gentleman's novice game of "well-bred play via well-laden dinner party tables" right into a expert game the place large leagues function below their very own legislation. delivering numerous anecdotes and a wealth of latest info, the authors explode many loved myths, together with the single which claims that Abner Doubleday "invented" baseball in 1839. They describe the impression of baseball on American company, manners, morals, social associations, or even exhibit company, in addition to depicting the categories of guys who turned the 1st expert ball gamers, membership vendors, and bosses, together with Spalding, McGraw, Comiskey, and Connie Mack.

Note: On August 2, 2010, Oxford collage Press made public that it is going to credits Dorothy Seymour turbines as co-author of the 3 baseball histories formerly "authored" completely by way of her past due husband, Harold Seymour. The Seymours collaborated on Baseball: The Early Years (1960), Baseball: The Golden Age (1971) and Baseball: The People's Game (1991).

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