Early innings : a documentary history of baseball, 1825-1908 /

This compilation of 120 primary writings documents baseball's first century, from a loosely organized village social event to the arrival of the National League. Collecting from a wide range of sources, the author progresses chronologically from the earliest known baseball reference (1825) to t...

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245 0 0 |a Early innings :  |b a documentary history of baseball, 1825-1908 /  |c compiled & edited by Dean A. Sullivan ; introduction by Benjamin G. Rader. 
246 3 0 |a Documentary history of baseball 
260 |a Lincoln :  |b University of Nebraska Press,  |c ©1995. 
300 |a xix, 312 pages :  |b illustrations ;  |c 25 cm 
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500 |a This is the first in a 4 part series by the author on the history of baseball. Other titles: Middle Innings (1900-1948); Late Innings (1945-1972); and Final Innings (1972-2008). 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-298) and index. 
505 0 |a 1. The emergence of a national game, 1825-60: -- The earliest known newspaper report of a 'bass-ball' challenge (1825) -- Baseball in Rochester, New York (1825) -- A description of 'Base, or Goal Ball' (1834) -- Ball playing among Native Americans (1837) -- The constitution of the Olympic Ball Club of Philadelphia (1837) -- A Canadian ball game (1838) -- The first reported baseball games between New York City-area clubs (1845) -- Dr. Daniel Adams and the Knickerbockers of New York (1850s) -- The New York baseball rules (1854) -- 'The New York Base Ball Clubs' (1854) -- The growing popularity of baseball in New York (1855) -- A defense of baseball as a 'manly exercise' (1856) -- Formation of the National Association of Base Ball Players (NABBP) in New York (1857) -- Rules of the Massachusetts game (1858) -- The first Brooklyn-New York All-Star match (1858) -- A song celebrating 'Uncle Samuel's sport' (1858) -- The first intercollegiate ball game (1859) -- The first reported African American baseball games (1859 and 1862) -- The functions of each defensive player (1860). 
505 0 |a 2. Baseball becomes a commercial spectacle, 1861-71: -- A benefit match for two famous players (1861) -- Prospects for the baseball season in Brooklyn (1862) -- The premature death of baseball's first superstar (1862) -- Three players expelled for 'selling' a game (1865) -- The Tenth Annual Convention of the NABBP (1866) -- The incorporation of the Louisville Base Ball and Skating Park Company (1866) -- 'Base Ball fever' (1867) -- A Fourth of July game in Kansas (1867) -- 'The ancient history of base ball' (1867) -- The Forest City Club upsets the Nationals of Washington, D.C. (1867) -- Henry Chadwick's 'Model Base Ball Player' (1867) -- The exclusion of African Americans from the NABBP (1867) -- Some of baseball's 'technical terms' (1868) -- A new rule on professional players (1869) -- Cincinnati's Red Stockings edge the Mutuals of New York (1869) -- Professionals seize control of the NABBP (1869) -- The significance of the defeat of the Red Stockings by Brooklyn (1870) -- The New York State Base Ball Association bans African Americans (1870) -- The debate continues over professionalism (1870). 
505 0 |a 3. The formation of the first professional leagues, 1871-82: -- The formation of the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players (NA) (1871) -- American Baseball Players' tour of England (1874) -- Spring training and the Force Case (1875) -- Problems with the NA according to William Hulbert (1875) -- Hulbert's proposal to form a new league (1875) -- 'A startling coup d'etat': the National League (NL) is formed (1876) -- Formation of the International Association (1877) -- Louisville players expelled for 'cussed crookedness' (1877) -- Baseball's first unassisted triple play (1878) -- Model player contract of the Chicago Club (1879) -- The NL adopts a player reservation system (1879) -- The first night baseball game (1880) -- Prejudice against an African American player in Louisville (1881) -- Formation of the American Association (AA) (1881) -- Providence defeats Detroit in eighteen-inning contents, 1-0 (1882) -- The first World Series (1882). 
505 0 |a 4. Baseball prospers, 1883-88: -- The Tripartite Agreement (1883) -- Formation of the Union Association (1883) -- 'A base-ball burlesque': a women's game (1883) -- Bleachers collapse on opening day in Cincinnati (1884) -- New National Agreement signed (1885) -- African American baseball clubs (1886) -- Baseball 'notes and comments' (1886) -- St. Louis Browns celebrate World Championship (1886) -- Heavyweight Champion John L. Sullivan nearly causes a riot at a California League game (1886) -- Formation of the National League of Colored Base Ball Clubs (1887) -- The 'Colored League' opening day in Louisville (1887) -- World Champion St. Louis Browns refuse to play Cuban Giants (1887) -- African American player responds to report of proposed ban of Blacks in the Tri-State League (1888) -- 'King' Kelly defends player 'kicking' (1888) -- A humorous look at the Umpire (1888) -- The widespread popularity of baseball (1888) -- Baseball promotes 'local pride' in New York City (1888) -- Poem: 'Casey at the Bat' (1888). 
505 0 |a 5. The Great Player Revolt, 1887-90: -- John Ward attacks the Reserve Clause (1887) -- Francis Richter proposes a player reservation system for the Minor Leagues (1887) -- The Brush Salary Classification Plan (1888) -- Albert G. Spalding's Round-the-World Tour stops in London (1889) -- Celebration of the conclusion of the Great Tour (1889) -- Player strike by Louisville Players (1889) -- A controversial game in Brooklyn (1889) -- A player's league proposed (1889) -- The 'Brotherhood Manifesto' (1889) -- The NL responds to the Manifesto (1889) -- Formation of the Players' League (PL) (1889) -- A history of the player revolt from the players' perspective (1890) -- A history of the player revolt from the owners' perspective (1890) -- The Reserve Clause overturned in Court (1890) -- Baseball's contribution to the economy (1890) -- The demise of the PL (1890). 
505 0 |a 6. The tumultuous 1890s: -- Prospects for local baseball in Louisville (1891) -- The 'Pirates' earn their name (1891) -- The NL reorganizes and expands to twelve teams (1891) -- The NL adopts a split-season format (1892) -- A scoreless tie in the first game of the Championship Series (1892) -- A revolutionary rule change: 60' 6" (1893) -- A Fourth of July game in Sitka, Alaska (1893) -- Ban Johnson's career as baseball executive launched (1893) -- Henry Chadwick argues for sacrifice over slugging (1894) -- The Page Fence Giants play the Cincinnati Reds (1895) -- John Ward explains the hit-and-run play (1896) -- Boston and Baltimore conclude an epic Pennant Race (1897) -- The Brush Purification Plan (1898). 
505 0 |a 7. The birth of the American League and the origins of the World Series, 1899-1905: -- Western League disbanded and renamed the American League (AL) (1899) -- Home Wagner and other Louisville Stars transferred to Pittsburgh (1899) -- NL reduced to an eight-team circuit (1900) -- Inaugural AL game played in Detroit (1900) -- Formation of the Players' Protective Association (1900) -- Formation of the National Association of Professional Base Ball Leagues by the Minor Leagues (1901) -- John J. McGraw defects to the NL (1902) -- The NL and the AL sign a peace agreement (1903) -- Richter condemns Minor Leagues for subordinating themselves to the Major Leagues (1903) -- NL and AL formally agree to play annual World Series (1905). 
505 0 |a 8. Postscript: The origins of the creation myth: -- A.G. Spalding requests formation of a Special Committee to investigate the origins of baseball (1905) -- Special Base Ball Commission appointed (1906) -- Abner Graves identifies Abner Doubleday as the 'Father of Baseball' (1908) -- The Final Report of the Commission (1908). 
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