On the Origins of Sports: The Early History and Original Rules of Everybody's Favorite Games

On the Origins of Sports: The Early History and Original Rules of Everybody's Favorite Games

by Gary Belsky, Neil Fine

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781579656843
Publisher: Artisan
Publication date: 04/19/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 253,218
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author


Gary Belsky and Neil Fine are the New York Times bestselling authors of On the Origins of Sports and Up Your Game! and the former editor in chief and executive editor, respectively, of ESPN The Magazine. They are also the authors of 23 Ways to Get to First Base: The ESPN Uncyclopedia and Answer Guy: Extinguishing the Burning Questions of Sports with the Water Bucket of Truth.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Because Everything Has To Start Somewhere 9

Baseball 13

Basketball 25

Boxing 35

Cricket 43

Fantasy Football 53

Field Hockey 63

Football 75

Golf 97

Ice Hockey 107

Kickball 117

Mixed Martial Arts 127

Poker 137

Rugby 145

Soccer 157

Stock Car Racing 165

Tennis 177

Tenpin Bowling 187

Ultimate 201

Volleyball 215

Wiffle Ball 225

Wrestling 233

Sources 243

Acknowledgments 249

Index 251

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