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Lipman Pike: America's First Home Run King


In the mid 1800s the sport of baseball was working its way across the United States. Amateur teams were springing up and in 1858 the National Association of Base Ball Players was formed. Young men were eager to show their prowess on the field and in the batter's box. Lipman Pike's father, a Dutch immigrant, runs a small haberdashery in Brooklyn, New York, though Lip is more interested in watching the ball players than working behind the counter. His mother doesn't approve -- Jewish boys should be paying attention to more ...

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Lipman Pike: America's First Home Run King
2011, Sleeping Bear Press, Ann Arbor, MI

ISBN-13: 9781585364657


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