Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games of the Nineteenth Century; edited by Bill Felber

Inventing Baseball by Bill Felber

Wonderful sourcebook on the early game of baseball. There are 100 games, and it is really great to be able to see boxscores and write ups about some of the games best players, in the actual games they played in. Pay specific attention to the game played in the shadow of the Pyramids in Giza, Egypt, along with the Cuban Giants victory over the Cincinnati Red Stockings (a first for a “colored” professional team over a white professional team. The research is out of this world and many different folks contributed the game stories. We forget these early days, and early games, but it was a better game, a game with more strategy and was actually a lot more fun then todays strikeout/home run game. Well worthy reading for a baseball fans or any sports fan in general.

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