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American Baseball from Gentleman's Sport to the Commissioner System (American Baseball Series)

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How did "America's National Game" evolve from a gentlemen's pastime in the 1850s to a national obsession in the Roaring Twenties? What really happened at Cooperstown in 1839, and why does the "Doubleday legend" persist? How did the commissioner system develop, and what was the impact of the "Black Sox" scandal? These questions and many others are answered in this book, wit ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published June 28th 1983 by Pennsylvania State University Press
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