First Pitch: How Baseball Began

First Pitch: How Baseball Began

by John Thorn
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First Pitch: How Baseball Began by John Thorn

America's premier baseball historian has created the first book for young baseball fans that truly tells the story of the origins of our national pastime. While debunking long-held myths, Thorn introduces kids to the first games, first fields, and first leagues. He also shows how the game of yesteryear connects to the game kids love to play and watch today. Featured in the book is the story of his personal discovery of the oldest reference to the sport in American history, a 1791 Massachusetts ordinance banning Base Ball.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936310050
Publisher: Beach Ball Books
Publication date: 05/28/2011
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 9.25(w) x 11.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

John Thorn is America's foremost baseball historian, and the author many award-winning titles on the sport, including Total Baseball, The Hidden Game of Baseball, and Treasures of the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was the senior consultant on the Ken Burns documentary, Baseball, and was given the Bob Davids Award, the highest honor given by the Society for American Baseball Research. In 2011, he was named the Official Historian of Major League Baseball by Commissioner Bud Selig.

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First Pitch: How Baseball Began 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Can anyone tell me the summary
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