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Author Block, David, 1944-

Title Baseball before we knew it : a search for the roots of the game / David Block ; with a foreword by Tim Wiles.

Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2005.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xxv, 340 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Uncertainty as to the paternity -- Rounders schmounders -- Abner and Albert, the missing link -- Was Abner Graves telling the truth? -- Rules of baseball : the prequel -- How slick were the Knicks? -- In the beginning -- Stools, clubs, stobs, and jugs -- Traps and cats -- It's starting to look familiar -- In which the mystery is unraveled -- Early baseball bibliography : roots of the game in preCivil War literature -- Appendix 1. Constitutions and by-laws -- Appendix 2. Some comments on sporting journals of the 1850s -- Appendix 3. "A place leavel [sic] enough to play ball" by Thomas L. Altherr -- Appendix 4. The letters of Abner Graves -- Appendix 5. Dr. Adam E. Ford's letter to Sporting life -- Appendix 6. "History of battingball games" by Per Maigaard -- Appendix 7. Nine surviving descriptions of baseball-like games written and published before 1845.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Baseball -- History.
Electronic books.
ISBN 0803204779 (electronic bk.)
9780803204775 (electronic bk.)
0803213395 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780803213395 (cloth ; alk. paper)