The Creation of American Team Sports: Baseball & Cricket, 1838-72. George B. Kirsch.

The Creation of American Team Sports: Baseball & Cricket, 1838-72

Urbana: University Of Illinois Press, 1989. First edition. Hardcover. First edition/printing. Fine but with some light foxing to the top edge of the text block, in fine dust jacket. Hardcover. xiv+ 277 pp. with index. Illustrated with reproductions and photographs. A study of what role sports played in the social and urban history of 19th century America, specifically why Americans chose baseball over cricket. The author takes us back to the amateur playing fields of New York, City, Philadelphia, Newark, Boston, Chicago, and Cincinati to observe their clubs and players from 1838 to 1872. Fine / fine. Item #E24893
ISBN: 9780252015601

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