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

PeterLevine


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

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

  • Title: A. G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball: The Promise of American Sport
  • Author: PeterLevine
  • ISBN: 9780195042207
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Paperback



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 the 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 signifiA 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 the 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 Albert Goodwell Spalding, a man of insatiable ego, a showman and entrepreneur, whose life illuminated the hopes and fears of 19th century Americans It is 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.


Recent Comments "A. G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball: The Promise of American Sport"

A book that is essentially the perfect short analytical biography (of the sort recommended by R Posner in his seminal short study of Benjamin Cardozo): you get both Spalding's unusual life, which took him from Midwestern boy to star athlete to magnate to theosophist and politican manqué, and you get it in a concise and extremely readable 150 pages (which means that undergrads will likely complete at least 10% of it, maybe even 20%!). This is how cultural studies should be done.

Yet another good book on baseball history. This is the beginning of it all.

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I read this in college. I recommend it to any baseball fan.

An interesting story about one of the founders of modern baseball


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