A.G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball: The Promise of American Sport / Edition 1

A.G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball: The Promise of American Sport / Edition 1

by Peter Levine
     
 

A. G. Spalding was a key figure in the professionalization and commercialization of American sports. Co-founder of baseball's National League, owner of the Chicago White Stockings (later Cubs), and founder of a sporting goods business that made him a millionaire, Spalding not only willed baseball to be our national pastime but also contributed to making sport a

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A. G. Spalding was a key figure in the professionalization and commercialization of American sports. Co-founder of baseball's National League, owner of the Chicago White Stockings (later Cubs), and founder of a sporting goods business that made him a millionaire, Spalding not only willed baseball to be our national pastime but also contributed to making sport a significant part of American life.
This biography captures the zest, flamboyance, and creativity of Albert Goodwell Spalding, a man of insatiable ego, a showman and entrepreneur, whose life illuminated the hopes and fears of 19th-century Americans. It is also a vivid evocation of the vanished world of 19th-century baseball, recreating a time when it was transformed from a game played on unkempt fields to modern style.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195042207
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1986
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
199
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 5.38(h) x 0.47(d)

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