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A. G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball

Peter Levine

A. G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball

The Promise of American Sport

by Peter Levine

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Published by Diane Pub Co .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sports

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9732347M
    ISBN 100788152394
    ISBN 109780788152399

      Baseball’s P. T. Barnum. That book, in fact, has already been written, repeatedly. Peter Levine’s excellent “A. G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball” was published in More. Al Spalding. Positions: Pitcher, Centerfielder and First Baseman Bats: Right • Throws: Right , lb (cm, 77kg). Born: September 2, in Byron, IL us Died: September 9, in San Diego, CA Buried: Cremated. Debut: May 5, (Age d, 19th in Height: Meter.

    A.G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball, the Promise of American Sport (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, ). Nemec, David. The Great Encyclopedia of 19th-Century Major League Baseball (New York: Donald Fine Books, ). 2 Peter Levine, A.G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball: The Promise of American Sport (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, ), 5. 3 Levine, A.G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball, 82–3. 4 John Thorn, Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Sport (New York: Simon & Schuster, ), –

    Albert Goodwill Spalding (September 2, – September 9, ) was an American pitcher, manager, and executive in the early years of professional baseball, and the co-founder of A.G. Spalding sporting goods company. He was born and raised in Byron, Illinois yet graduated from Rockford Central High School in Rockford, played major league baseball between and Boy is an important book, one which historians will cite for years in their work on Progressi vism, industrialization, family life, and childhood. Sam Houston State University James S. Olson Levine, Peter. A. G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball: The Promise of American Sport. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, Pp. xv,


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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.

Thoughtful but tedious coverage of the symbolic importance and practical impact of the career of Albert Goodwill Spalding ().

Summing up the earlier achievements of his unlovable subject, Levine (History, Michigan State) writes that, ""A.G.'s flamboyant personality, insatiable ego, and knowledge of baseball marked him as the chief promoter, spokesman, and enforcer of the [National. A.G.

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By Peter Levine, New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, Bibliography. Illustrations. Index. Pages. $ Reviewed by Dennis E. Berge, Chairman of the History Department at San Diego State University.

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G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball: The Promise of an American Sport, Peter Levine, Oxford UP, The history of early baseball as told by one of its most prominent characters. Spalding was a star player, team owner and founder of the sporting goods empire that still bears his name.A.G.

Spalding & Bros. began making baseball bats and croquet mallets in Hastings, Mich., in The firm then expanded into a staggering array of items, from balls for multiple sports to bikes.