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Playing for Keeps: A History of Early Baseball


In the late 1850s organized baseball was a club-based fraternal sport thriving in the cultures of respectable artisans, clerks and shopkeepers, and middle-class sportsmen. Two decades later it had become an entertainment business run by owners and managers, depending on gate receipts and the increasingly disciplined labor of skilled player-employees. Playing for Keeps is an insightful, in-depth account of the game that became America's premier spectator sport for nearly a century. Reconstructing the culture and ...

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Playing for Keeps: A History of Early Baseball
2009, Cornell University Press, Ithaca

ISBN-13: 9780801475085

Anniversary Edition, with a New Preface edition

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