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    One of the Earliest Histories of the Game

    William Patten and J. Walker McSpadden. The Book of Baseball. The National Game From the Earliest Days to the Present Season. New York: P. F. Collier & Son Publishers, 1911. First edition. Folio. 159 pages. Illustrated with photographs. Frontispiece by Charles Dana Gibson. Maroon cloth backstrip over illustrated paper-covered boards. Boards worn and soiled at the edges. Corners abraded. Spine with insect spotting. Front hinge a bit weak but holding. Internally clean and in very good condition.

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    One of the earliest histories of the game. Contains a history of the early days crediting New Yorker Alex J. Cartwright and the Knickerbocker Club with the invention of the game, mentioning Abner Doubleday only in passing. Also contains a review of the 1910 season, pitching instructions, a review of the minor league, and star plays and players.

    Grobani 6-10.



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