By Warren Goldstein
In the past due 1850s, prepared baseball was once a club-based fraternal recreation thriving within the cultures of first rate artisans, clerks and shopkeepers, and middle-class sportsmen. twenty years later it had turn into an leisure company run by way of vendors and bosses, counting on gate receipts and the more and more disciplined exertions of expert player-employees. Playing for Keeps is an insightful, in-depth account of the sport that grew to become America's optimal spectator game for almost a century.
Reconstructing the tradition and adventure of early baseball via a cautious interpreting of the carrying press, baseball courses, and the correspondence of the player-manager Harry Wright, Warren Goldstein discovers the origins of many glossy controversies throughout the game's earliest decades.
The twentieth Anniversary variation of Goldstein's vintage contains information regarding the alterations that experience happened within the historical past of the game because the Nineteen Eighties and an account of his adventure as a scholarly advisor through the creation of Ken Burns's Baseball.
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Playing for Keeps: A History of Early Baseball by Warren Goldstein