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The Resource Live all you can : Alexander Joy Cartwright and the invention of modern baseball, Jay Martin

Live all you can : Alexander Joy Cartwright and the invention of modern baseball, Jay Martin

Label
Live all you can : Alexander Joy Cartwright and the invention of modern baseball
Title
Live all you can
Title remainder
Alexander Joy Cartwright and the invention of modern baseball
Statement of responsibility
Jay Martin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Laying waste to the notion that Abner Doubleday established the modern game of baseball, the author makes a bold case for A.J. Cartwright (1820-1892), an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and avid ballplayer whose keen perception and restless spirit codified the rules of the sport and engineered its rapid spread throughout the country. Consulting Cartwright's personal correspondence and papers, its shown how he synthesized a number of elements from popular ballgames into the program, bylaws, and positions we find on the field today. After formalizing his blueprint, Cartwright worked tirelessly to promote baseball nationwide, appealing to both upper- and lower-class spectators and ballplayers and weaving a trail of influence across nineteenth-century America. Addressing the controversy that has rolled for years around the claims for Doubleday and Cartwright, the author revisits the original arguments behind each camp and throws into sharp relief the competing ambitions of these figures."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martin, Jay
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cartwright, Alexander Joy
  • Cartwright, Alexander Joy
  • Baseball
  • Baseball
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • GAMES
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • TRAVEL
  • Baseball
  • United States
Label
Live all you can : Alexander Joy Cartwright and the invention of modern baseball, Jay Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-+145) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The birth of the father -- The dream -- Cartwright, dreaming again -- Across the plains -- Visions and revisions -- Paradise bound -- Paradise found -- The last gasp of the great sailing ships -- Missionary baseball -- Starting all over again: it's gonna be rough-- but we're gonna make it -- The new fire chief -- Freemasonry comes to Hawaii -- A gift from the sea--and a loss -- Back to baseball -- DeWitt and his brothers -- Cartwright & Co., Ltd. -- Alexander Joy Cartwright Jr., American -- The social whirl -- Advisor to the queen -- Deaths and new life -- King sugar -- Baseball on the plantations -- Spalding's world tour--first stop, Hawaii -- The final dissolving -- Cartwright's second life: myth into history -- Appendix 1: Chronology of the life of Alexander Joy Cartwright Jr. -- Appendix 2: Did Cartwright "really invent" baseball? Or, how did the game evolve before he arrived? A short survey of two vexed questions
Control code
ocn818856341
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 155 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231519694
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/mart14794
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2736jx
  • ee895555-571b-410c-844c-23679a6de57e
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818856341
Label
Live all you can : Alexander Joy Cartwright and the invention of modern baseball, Jay Martin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 135-+145) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The birth of the father -- The dream -- Cartwright, dreaming again -- Across the plains -- Visions and revisions -- Paradise bound -- Paradise found -- The last gasp of the great sailing ships -- Missionary baseball -- Starting all over again: it's gonna be rough-- but we're gonna make it -- The new fire chief -- Freemasonry comes to Hawaii -- A gift from the sea--and a loss -- Back to baseball -- DeWitt and his brothers -- Cartwright & Co., Ltd. -- Alexander Joy Cartwright Jr., American -- The social whirl -- Advisor to the queen -- Deaths and new life -- King sugar -- Baseball on the plantations -- Spalding's world tour--first stop, Hawaii -- The final dissolving -- Cartwright's second life: myth into history -- Appendix 1: Chronology of the life of Alexander Joy Cartwright Jr. -- Appendix 2: Did Cartwright "really invent" baseball? Or, how did the game evolve before he arrived? A short survey of two vexed questions
Control code
ocn818856341
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 155 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231519694
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/mart14794
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt2736jx
  • ee895555-571b-410c-844c-23679a6de57e
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)818856341

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