Playing for Keeps A History of Early Baseball

ISBN-10: 0801475082

ISBN-13: 9780801475085

Edition: 20th 2009

Authors: Warren Goldstein

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List price: $19.95
Edition: 20th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 3/12/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Preface to the 20th Anniversary Edition
Histories of the Game
A Note on Method
The Culture of Organized Baseball, 1857-1866
The Base Ball Fraternity
Rites of Play
"Hard Work and Victory"
Players and Workers
Cultural Antecedents
Excitement and Self-Control
Dangerous Excitement
Agents of Control: Rules, Umpires, and Women
The Problem of Competition
The "Manly Pastime"
Men and Boys
The Fly Rule
Ethics of the Game: Reform vs. Custom
Fruits of Reform: "Ambitious Rivalries and Selfish Victories"
Amateurs into Professionals, 1866-1876
Growth, Division, and "Disorder"
The Coming of the "Good Old Days"
Growth and Fragmentation
Cultural Conflict and Division
"Revolving" and Professionalism
The Decline of the National Association
Baseball Capital and Baseball Labor
The National Game
Home and Away
The Birth of the Cincinnati Red Stockings
Uniform Identities
Management, Triumph, and Defeat: The Red Stockings of 1869 and 1870
Amateurs in Rebellion
The Amateurist Critique of Professional Baseball
"Restoring" the Pastime
Professional Leagues and the Baseball Workplace
"Baseball Is Business Now"
The Origins of Baseball Statistics
The National League
Epilogue: Playing for Keeps
Selected Bibliography
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