Description - Baseball and Cricket by George B. Kirsch
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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(229mm x 152mm x mm)
University of Illinois Press
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