Past Time: Baseball as History

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Chapter I: The National Game
The Currier & Ives print The National Game has been reproduced in many his- tories of baseball. See, for example, John Bowman and Joel Zoss, Diamonds in the Rough: The Untold History of Baseball (New York: Macmillan, 1989), 234.
Allen Guttmann, From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports (New York: Columbia University Press, 1978), ioo; A. Bartlett Giamatti, "The Green Fields of the Mind," Yale Alumni Magazine (November 1977); Michael Novak, The Joy of Sports: End Zones, Bases, Baskets, Ball (New York: Basic Books, 1976), 62; Ralph Andreano, No Joy in Mudville: The Dilemma of Major League Baseball (Cam- bridge, Mass.: Shenkman, 1965), 3; Warren Jay Goldstein, Playing for Keeps: A History of Early Baseball (Ithaca, N. Y.: Cornell University Press, 1989); Steven M. Gelber, "Their Hands Are All Out Playing: Business and Amateur Baseball, I845-1917," Journal of Sport History 21 (1984), 5-27; Steven M. Gelber, "Working at Playing: The Culture of the Workplace and the Rise of Baseball," Journal of Social History II (Summer 1983), 3-22.
On variations on townball, see George B. Kirsch, The Creation of American Team Sports: Baseball and Cricket, 1838-1872 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989), 53-54; and Harold Seymour, Baseball: The Early Years (New York: Oxford Uni- versity Press, 1960), 7.
David Quentin Voigt, American Baseball: From the Gentleman's Sport to the Com- missioner System (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1983), 4.
R. M. Lewis, "Cricket and the Beginnings of Organized Baseball in New York City," International journal of the History of Sport 4 (December 1987), 315; Sey- mour, 24; Terry R. Furst, "The Image of Professional Baseball: The Sport Press and the Formation of Ideas About Baseball in Nineteenth Century America" (Ph. D. diss., New School for Social Research, 1986), 3; Kirsch, 92; Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns, Baseball: An Illustrated History (New York: Knopf, 1994), 6.
James M. DiClerico and Barry Pavelec, The Jersey Game: The History of Modern Baseball from Its Birth to the Big Leagues in the Garden State (New Brunswick, N. J.: Rutgers University Press, 1991), 25-26; Kirsch, 62-63.
Melvin L. Adelman, A Sporting Time: New York City and the Rise of Modern Athletics, 1820-1870 (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1986), 136.
Seymour, 35; Adelman, 135.

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