Baseball in the Garden of Eden

Baseball in the Garden of Eden

Think you know how the game of baseball began? Think again.

Forget Abner Doubleday and Cooperstown. Forget Alexander Joy Cartwright and the New York Knickerbockers. Instead, meet Daniel Lucius Adams, William Rufus Wheaton, and Louis Fenn Wadsworth, each of whom has a stronger claim to baseball paternity than Doubleday or Cartwright.

But did baseball even have a father--or did it just evolve from other bat-and-ball games? John Thorn, baseball's preeminent historian,… (more)

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster (March 15, 2011)

Parent ISBN: 9780743294041

Page count: 384 pages

File size: 4 MB

Language: English


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