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  • 16 December 2019
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DOWNLOAD ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF à Thomas W. Gilbert Thomas W. Gilbert à 8 READ CHARACTERS How Baseball Happened: Outrageous Lies Exposed! The True Story Revealed The fascinating true story of baseball’s amateur origins “Explores the conditions and factors that begat the game in the 19th century and turned it into the national pastimeA delightful look at a young nation creating a pastime that was love from the first crack of the bat”―Paul Dickson The Wall Street JournalBaseball’s true founders don’t have plaues in Cooperstown The founders were the hundreds of uncredited amateurs ― ordinary people ― who played without gloves facemasks or performance incentives in the middle decades of the 19th century Unlike today’s pro athletes they lived full lives outside of sports They worked built businesses and fought against the South in the Civil WarBut that’s not the way the story has been told The wrongness of baseball history can be staggering You may have heard that Abner Doubleday or Alexander Cartwright invented baseball Neither did You may have been told that a club called the Knickerbockers played the first baseball game in 1846 They didn’t You have read that baseball’s color line was uncrossed and unchallenged until Jackie Robinson in 1947 Nope You have been told that the clean corporate 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings were baseball’s first professional club Not true They weren’t the first professionals; they weren’t all that clean either You may have heard Cooperstown Hoboken or New York City called the birthplace of baseball but not Brooklyn Yet Brooklyn was the home of baseball’s first fans the first ballpark the first statistics―and modern pitchingBaseball was originally supposed to be played not watched This changed when crowds began to show up at games in Brooklyn in the late 1850s We fans weren’t invited to the party; we crashed it Professionalism wasn’t part of the plan either but when an 1858 Brooklyn versus New York City series accidentally proved that people would pay to see a game the writing was on the outfield wallWhen the first professional league was formed in 1871 baseball was already a fully formed modern sport with championships media coverage and famous stars Professional baseball invented an organization but not the sport itself Baseball’s amazing amateurs had already done thatThomas W Gilbert’s history is for baseball fans and anyone fascinating by history American culture and how great things began A surprising and intriguing book very entertaining

CHARACTERS How Baseball Happened: Outrageous Lies Exposed! The True Story RevealedHow Baseball Happened: Outrageous Lies Exposed! The True Story Revealed

DOWNLOAD ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF à Thomas W. Gilbert Thomas W. Gilbert à 8 READ CHARACTERS How Baseball Happened: Outrageous Lies Exposed! The True Story Revealed The fascinating true story of baseball’s amateur origins “Explores the conditions and factors that begat the game in the 19th century and turned it into the national pastimeA delightful look at a young nation creating a pastime that was love from the first crack of the bat”―Paul Dickson The Wall Street JournalBaseball’s true founders don’t have plaues in Cooperstown The founders were the hundreds of uncredited amateurs ― ordinary people ― who played without gloves facemasks or performance incentives in the middle decades of the 19th century Unlike today’s pro athletes they lived full lives outside of sports They worked built businesses and fought against the South in the Civil WarBut that’s not the way the story has been told The wrongness of baseball history can be staggering You may have heard that Abner Doubleday or Alexander Cartwright invented baseball Neither did You may have been told that a club called the Knickerbockers played the first baseball game in 1846 They didn’t You have read that baseball’s color line was uncrossed and unchallenged until Jackie Robinson in 1947 Nope You have been told that the clean corporate 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings were baseball’s first professional club Not true They weren’t the first professionals; they weren’t all that clean either You may have heard Cooperstown Hoboken or New York City called the birthplace of baseball but not Brooklyn Yet Brooklyn was the home of baseball’s first fans the first ballpark the first statistics―and modern pitchingBaseball was originally supposed to be played not watched This changed when crowds began to show up at games in Brooklyn in the late 1850s We fans weren’t invited to the party; we crashed it Professionalism wasn’t part of the plan either but when an 1858 Brooklyn versus New York City series accidentally proved that people would pay to see a game the writing was on the outfield wallWhen the first professional league was formed in 1871 baseball was already a fully formed modern sport with championships media coverage and famous stars Professional baseball invented an organization but not the sport itself Baseball’s amazing amateurs had already done thatThomas W Gilbert’s history is for baseball fans and anyone fascinating by history American culture and how great things began Really enjoyed Mr Gilbert s account of how baseball happened I wish baseball did a better job informing their fan base about the origins of the game Thank goodness we have people like Mr Gilbert to inform and entertain us I found his writing style to be engaging

DOWNLOAD ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Ã Thomas W. Gilbert

DOWNLOAD ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF à Thomas W. Gilbert Thomas W. Gilbert à 8 READ CHARACTERS How Baseball Happened: Outrageous Lies Exposed! The True Story Revealed The fascinating true story of baseball’s amateur origins “Explores the conditions and factors that begat the game in the 19th century and turned it into the national pastimeA delightful look at a young nation creating a pastime that was love from the first crack of the bat”―Paul Dickson The Wall Street JournalBaseball’s true founders don’t have plaues in Cooperstown The founders were the hundreds of uncredited amateurs ― ordinary people ― who played without gloves facemasks or performance incentives in the middle decades of the 19th century Unlike today’s pro athletes they lived full lives outside of sports They worked built businesses and fought against the South in the Civil WarBut that’s not the way the story has been told The wrongness of baseball history can be staggering You may have heard that Abner Doubleday or Alexander Cartwright invented baseball Neither did You may have been told that a club called the Knickerbockers played the first baseball game in 1846 They didn’t You have read that baseball’s color line was uncrossed and unchallenged until Jackie Robinson in 1947 Nope You have been told that the clean corporate 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings were baseball’s first professional club Not true They weren’t the first professionals; they weren’t all that clean either You may have heard Cooperstown Hoboken or New York City called the birthplace of baseball but not Brooklyn Yet Brooklyn was the home of baseball’s first fans the first ballpark the first statistics―and modern pitchingBaseball was originally supposed to be played not watched This changed when crowds began to show up at games in Brooklyn in the late 1850s We fans weren’t invited to the party; we crashed it Professionalism wasn’t part of the plan either but when an 1858 Brooklyn versus New York City series accidentally proved that people would pay to see a game the writing was on the outfield wallWhen the first professional league was formed in 1871 baseball was already a fully formed modern sport with championships media coverage and famous stars Professional baseball invented an organization but not the sport itself Baseball’s amazing amateurs had already done thatThomas W Gilbert’s history is for baseball fans and anyone fascinating by history American culture and how great things began I did not like this book It tells so many irrelevant stories I felt outraged when the author is finally starting to write about the origins of modern professional baseball uses Wikipedia as a source The book is mostly a collection of irrelevant stories that make no connection to modern baseball