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I March of Baseball Time 1 A day-by-day, month-by-month, year-by-year, decade by decade look at baseball in the 19th century from the 1834 first book of instructions through Alexander Cartwright's Game, players, ballparks, major characters and into the new century. II Roots 26 Debunking one more time the Doubleday myth and giving credit to Alexander Cartwright as the "Father of Modern Baseball. " The game evolves. Baseball and the Civil War, the Cincinnati Red Stocking - the first "professional team," the National Association, the birth of the National League. III Backdrop 62 All matter of unusual one of a kind facts and stories about ballparks, rules, umpires, women in baseball, equipment and uniforms, bats, the baseball. IV The National League and Its Competitors 95 "Father of the National League,"William Hulbert. The first season of 1876. The challengers: the American Association, Union Association, the Brotherhood and the Players League, postseason baseball, milestone moments on the field, the coming of the new American League. V Tintypes 127 A sampler of some of the great players and memorable characters of that time: Cap Anson, Dan Brouthers, Jesse Burkett, Fred Clarke, John Clarkson, Jimmy Collins, Roger Connor, Candy Cummings, Ed Delahanty, Hugh Duffy, Buck Ewing, Pud Galvin, Clark Griffith, Billy Hamilton, Hughie Jennings, Tim Keefe, "Wee Willie" Keeler, Joe Kelley, King Kelly, John McGraw, John Alexander McPhee, Kid Nichols, Jim O'Rourke, Charley Radbourn, Wilbert Robinson, Amos Rusie, Albert Spalding, VI The Great Teams 174 A sampler of some of the best of the best: the Chicago White Stockings, the Providence Grays, the New York Giants, the St. Louis Browns, the Baltimore Orioles, the Boston Beaneaters, VII Epilogue 187 Baseball's past is as real as its present, always close to the surface, always worth celebrating. VIII For the Record 189 Stats galore. National League pennant winners. Home run leaders. Batting champions. Base stealing champs. Pitching leaders. Batting average leaders. National Association of Baseball Players Champions. Home run record evolution.
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Baseball -- United States -- History -- 19th century.