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  1. Baseball and Cricket: The Creation of American Team Sports, 1838-72 (Sport and Society)
    Baseball and Cricket: The Creation of American Team Sports, 1838-72 (Sport and Society)
    Baseball and Cricket: The Creation of American Team Sports, 1838-72 (Sport and Society)
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  2. Baseball and Cricket: The Creation of American Team Sports, 1838-72 (Sport and Society)

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How and why Americans chose baseball over its early rival, cricket, as the national pastime

George B. Kirsch takes us back to amateur playing fields around the country to re-create the excitement of the early matches, the players, clubs, and their fans. As a narrative history, Baseball and Cricket places the growing popularity of the two sports within the social context of mid-nineteenth-century American cities. The book's comparative analysis follows baseball's transition from a leisure sport to a commercialized, professional enterprise and offers the first complete discussion of the early American cricket clubs.

A volume in the series Sport and Society, edited by Benjamin G. Rader and Randy Roberts

Specifications

Country
USA
Author
George B. Kirsch
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780252074455
Edition
New edition
ISBN
0252074459
IsEligibleForTradeIn
1
Label
University of Illinois Press
Manufacturer
University of Illinois Press
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
304
PublicationDate
2007-03-12
Publisher
University of Illinois Press
Studio
University of Illinois Press
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