A.G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball: The Promise of American Sport (Paperback)

Author: Peter Levine

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This biography captures the zest, flamboyance, and creativity of Albert Goodwell Spalding, showman, entrepreneur, and co-founder of baseball's National League.

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Publisher Oxford University Press
Mfg Part# 9780195042207
SKU 30436278
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0195042204
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.5T
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Editors Note A. G. Spalding was a key figure in the professionalization and commercialization of American sports. Co-founder of baseball's National League, owner of the Chicago White Stockings (later the Cubs), and founder of a sporting goods business that made him a millionaire, Spalding not only willed baseball to be our national pastime but also contributed to making sport a significant part of American life. This biography captures the zest, flamboyance, and creativity of Albert Goodwell Spalding, a man of insatiable ego, a showman and entrepreneur, whose life illuminated the hopes and fears of 19th-century Americans. It is a vivid evocation of the vanished world of 19th-century baseball, recreating a time when it was transformed from a game played on unkempt fields to modern style.
Editors Note 1 A. G. Spalding was a key figure in the professionalization and commercialization of American sports. Co-founder of baseball's National League, owner of the Chicago White Stockings (later Cubs), and founder of a sporting goods business that made him a millionaire, Spalding not only willed baseball to be our national pastime but also contributed to making sport a significant part of American life. This biography captures the zest, flamboyance, and creativity of Albert Goodwell Spalding, a man of insatiable ego, a showman and entrepreneur, whose life illuminated the hopes and fears of 19th-century Americans. It is also a vivid evocation of the vanished world of 19th-century baseball, recreating a time when it was transformed from a game played on unkempt fields to modern style.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0199
Publisher Oxford University Press
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