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By Harold Seymour,Dorothy Seymour Mills,Dorothy Jane Mills

Now to be had in paperback, Harold Seymour and Dorothy Seymour generators' Baseball: The Early Years recounts the genuine tale of ways baseball got here into being and the way it constructed right into a hugely geared up enterprise and social institution.

The Early Years, strains the expansion of baseball from the time of the 1st recorded ball video game at Valley Forge throughout the revolution until eventually the formation of the 2 present-day significant leagues in 1903. through investigating formerly unknown assets, the publication uncovers the genuine tale of the way baseball advanced from a gentleman's beginner recreation of "well-bred play through well-laden dinner party tables" right into a specialist activity the place monstrous leagues function lower than their very own legislation. delivering numerous anecdotes and a wealth of recent info, the authors explode many loved myths, together with the single which claims that Abner Doubleday "invented" baseball in 1839. They describe the effect of baseball on American company, manners, morals, social associations, or even exhibit company, in addition to depicting the categories of fellows who turned the 1st specialist ball gamers, membership proprietors, and executives, together with Spalding, McGraw, Comiskey, and Connie Mack.

Note: On August 2, 2010, Oxford college Press made public that it is going to credits Dorothy Seymour turbines as co-author of the 3 baseball histories formerly "authored" exclusively by means of her overdue 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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