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A. G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball : The Promise of American Sport - 85 edition

by Peter Levine

A. G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball : The Promise of American Sport (ISBN10: 0195042204; ISBN13: 9780195042207)
ISBN13: 978-0195042207
ISBN10: 0195042204

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0195035520
ISBN10: 0195035526

Summary: A. G. Spalding was a key figure in the professionalization and commercialization of American sports. Co-founder of baseball's National League, owner of the Chicago White Stockings (later Cubs), and founder of a sporting goods business that made him a millionaire, Spalding not only willed baseball to be our national pastime but also contributed to making sport a significant part of American life. This biography captures the zest, flamboyance, and creativity of Albe ...show morert Goodwell Spalding, a man of insatiable ego, a showman and entrepreneur, whose life illuminated the hopes and fears of 19th-century Americans. It is also a vivid evocation of the vanished world of 19th-century baseball, recreating a time when it was transformed from a game played on unkempt fields to modern style. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 85
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 09/28/1986
International: No

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