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Baseball in America
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Baseball in America

By Robert Smith

This book is in good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. The pages are beginning to yellow, but are not tanning yet. The pages are clear of any markings. "In 1860 a dozen strapping young men from Brooklyn, New York, feeling no more fret over rumors of rebellion and war than young men ever did, made plans for a tour of upstate New York, where they meant to exhibit, against local teams, their style of baseball. Their style was almost a private one to New York City then, for it had been invented only fifteen years before in a vacant lot on Murray Hill, fashioned from several other ball games and kept for a time as the property of four or five gentlemen's clubs...." - Chapter One from Baseball In America