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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.

Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2005.


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 Axe JSTOR eBook (C-19)  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xxv, 340 pages) : illustrations, map
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda MiAaHDL
Subject Baseball -- History.
SPORTS & RECREATION -- Baseball -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Block, David, 1944- Baseball before we knew it. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 2005 0803213395 (DLC) 2004016099 (OCoLC)56014560
ISBN 0803204779 (electronic bk.)
9780803204775 (electronic bk.)
0803213395 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780803213395 (cloth ; alk. paper)
Standard No. AU@ 000051564685
DEBBG BV043076364
DEBSZ 422333050
GBVCP 801305896
GBVCP 1003571824
AU@ 000054159118
Sudoc No. U5002 T046 -2005 nbdocs

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