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Baseball and Cricket : The Creation of American Team Sports, 1838-72, Paperback / softback Book

Baseball and Cricket : The Creation of American Team Sports, 1838-72 Paperback / softback

Part of the Sport and Society series

Paperback / softback


How and why Americans chose baseball over its early rival, cricket, as the national pastimeGeorge 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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