Publisher description for Early innings : a documentary history of baseball, 1825-1908 / compiled & edited by Dean A. Sullivan ; introduction by Benjamin G. Rader.


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This compilation of 120 primary writings documents baseball’s first century, from a loosely organized village social event to the arrival of the National League. Collecting from a wide range of sources—including newspaper accounts, letters, folk poetry, songs, and annual guides—Dean A. Sullivan of Fairfax, Virginia, progresses chronologically from the earliest known baseball reference (1825) to the creation of the Doubleday Myth (1908).




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Baseball -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.
Baseball -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.