Baseball - Richter's History And Records of Base Ball, The American Nation's Chief Sport
- 476 Pages
- Released: January 4, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Publisher: McFarland & Company
|Author:||Francis C. Richter|
Description by OLDIES.com:
The book is divided into three parts. Part I covers the origins of baseball, the first professional league, the National and American leagues, the American Association, baseball tours, warring leagues, the World Series, and the minor leagues. Part II includes team and individual performance records through 1914, Richter's takes on the great pitchers of early baseball, and brief commentary on two classic poems inspired by the game. Part III includes the history and text of the first National Agreement, the development of baseball playing rules, and information on the pioneering players, owners, executives, and writers.