The Game of Base Ball [NOOK Book]

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From his 1856 introduction to the then new game of baseball, Henry Chadwick became one of the prime movers in the rise of baseball to its unprecedented popularity at the turn of the 20th century. A newspaper reporter and a keen amateur statistician, he helped mold the public perception of the game, as well as providing the basis for recording team and player achievements in the form of baseball statistics.
Chadwick's many contributions to the game also included the cryptic ...
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The Game of Base Ball

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Overview

From his 1856 introduction to the then new game of baseball, Henry Chadwick became one of the prime movers in the rise of baseball to its unprecedented popularity at the turn of the 20th century. A newspaper reporter and a keen amateur statistician, he helped mold the public perception of the game, as well as providing the basis for recording team and player achievements in the form of baseball statistics.
Chadwick's many contributions to the game also included the cryptic method in which he recorded plays (the forerunner to today's scorecard) and the acceptance of the fly ball rule. Teaching by example, Chadwick's The American Game of Baseball includes early plays and players to illustrate the rules and the nuances of the sport. With these glimpses from the early days of baseball, The Game of Baseball is more than a manual. Iit is a uniquely important piece of sports history. Originally published in 1868. This facsimile edition is a must for baseball aficionados everywhere. Henry Chadwick (October 5, 1824 – April 20, 1908), often called the ""father of baseball,"" was a sportswriter, baseball statistician and historian.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012451354
  • Publisher: Silver Street Media
  • Publication date: 4/19/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 871,180
  • File size: 5 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    Interesting for the baseball history buff!

    A little too much of the older version of baseball for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    A look at History

    Though it's not always the easiest book to follow, there is no disputing its got a spot in American history. I've done a good bit of reading about him before picking this book up, so I was ready for what I got. It has a very 19th century method of relating the early rules, a very colorful way of game write-ups and a complete glossary of terms (some of which I'd never heard of). It was an interesting read to say the least.

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