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Title Baseball and cricket : the creation of American team sports, 1838-72 / George B. Kirsch.
Author Kirsch, George B., author.
Current Publication Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2007.
Publication Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1989.
Description xiv, 277 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ; 23 cm.
Call # 796.35 K
Series Sport and society
Sport and society.
Note Originally published under title: The creation of American team sports. 1989.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The rise of modern ball games -- Early American cricket -- The emergence of baseball -- Civil War interlude -- A national game -- Players -- Clubs -- Spectators -- Baseball's boom and cricket's survival -- Baseball in transition.
Summary 'Baseball and Cricket' places the growing popularity of the two sports within the social context of mid 19th century American cities. The text follows baseball's transition from a leisure sport to a commercialised, professional enterprise and offers a discussion of the early American cricket clubs.
Subject Baseball -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Cricket -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Sports -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Baseball. (OCoLC)fst00827904
Cricket. (OCoLC)fst00882917
Sports. (OCoLC)fst01130432
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
1800 - 1899
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Addl. Author Kirsch, George B. Creation of American team sports.
Addl. Title Creation of American team sports
Note Previous title: The Creation of American team sports : baseball and cricket, 1838-72
ISBN 9780252074455 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0252074459 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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