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But Didn't We Have Fun? : An Informal History of Baseball's Pioneer Era, 1843-1870 (Paperback)

Author: Morris, Peter

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The story of baseball in America begins not with the fabled Abner Doubleday but with a generation of mid-nineteenth-century Americans who moved from the countryside to the cities and brought a cherished but delightfully informal game with them.But Didn't We Have Fun? will make you rethink everything you thought you knew about baseball's origins. Peter Morris, author of the prizewinningA Game of Inches, takes a fresh look at the early amateur years of the game. Mr. Morris retrieves a lost era and a lost way of life. Offering a challenging new perspective on baseball's earliest years, and conveying the sense of delight that once pervaded the game and its players, Mr. Morris supplants old myths with a story just as marvelous-but one that really happened. With 25 rare photographs and drawings.


Publisher Ivan R Dee
Mfg Part# 9781566638494
SKU 212361525
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1566638496
Release Date 3/30/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0286
Publisher Ivan R. Dee Publisher
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