Baseball and Cricket by George B. Kirsch
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Baseball and Cricket
By George B. Kirsch

Baseball and Cricket

The Creation of American Team Sports, 1838-72

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Baseball and Cricket by George B. Kirsch

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How and why Americans chose baseball over its early rival, cricket, as the national pastime George B. Kirsch takes us back to amateur playing fields around the country to re-create the excitement of the early matches, the players, clubs, and their fans. As a narrative history, Baseball and Cricket places the growing popularity of the two sports within the social context of mid-nineteenth-century American cities. The book's comparative analysis follows baseball's transition from a leisure sport to a commercialized, professional enterprise and offers the first complete discussion of the early American cricket clubs. A volume in the series Sport and Society, edited by Benjamin G. Rader and Randy Roberts

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780252074455
ISBN-10: 0252074459
Format: Paperback
(5830mm x 3895mm x 22mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 12-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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