The National Association of Base Ball Players, 1857-1870

The National Association of Base Ball Players, 1857-1870

Description

Before the onset of professional baseball, there existed a myriad of teams and players going back to the 1840s. The early years centered around an organization known as the National Association of Base Ball Players. This group, the antecedents of which date to 1857, governed the world of baseball until the formation of the first all-professional league in 1871. This book is the definitive statistical reference to that organization, from its humble beginnings through its explosive growth after the Civil War, culminating with its coast-to-coast inclusion of several hundred amateur and professional clubs. Relying for the most part on primary sources, the author has included introductory essays for each year, complete team statistics, every game score, and individual batting and pitching statistics for all players.


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Details

Author(s)
Marshall D. Wright
Format
Hardback | 408 pages
Dimensions
150.37 x 227.08 x 21.84mm | 562.45g
Publication date
30 Nov 2000
Publisher
McFarland & Co Inc
Publication City/Country
Jefferson, NC, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
bibliography, index
ISBN10
0786407794
ISBN13
9780786407798