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The Resource Long before the Dodgers : baseball in Brooklyn, 1855-1884, by James L. Terry

Long before the Dodgers : baseball in Brooklyn, 1855-1884, by James L. Terry

Label
Long before the Dodgers : baseball in Brooklyn, 1855-1884
Title
Long before the Dodgers
Title remainder
baseball in Brooklyn, 1855-1884
Statement of responsibility
by James L. Terry
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Exactly one hundred years before the Brooklyn Dodgers won the 1955 World Series, the Brooklyn Excelsiors were playing on the same grounds where the Dodgers would begin their long history. Brooklyn and its teams played a prominent role in the early history of the game and reigned as champions of baseball's first organized league through most of the 1860s. The early years of organized baseball (1855-1884) in Brooklyn when it was the center of the baseball universe is the focus of this book. In addition to discussing the early clubs and players, this work examines the transformation of baseball from a recreational pursuit of gentlemen's clubs to a professional spectator sport. It also reveals much about the social norms, gender and race relations, and the role of the media in the early game and covers the many firsts that are attributed to early Brooklyn teams, such as having the first paid player, tragic hero and curveball pitcher, and being the first team to take road trips, play in enclosed ball parks and charge admission. Notably, they were heralded by the most famed sports journalist of the nineteenth century
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Terry, James L.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV863.N72
LC item number
N4895 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baseball
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Honkbal
  • 7.150
Label
Long before the Dodgers : baseball in Brooklyn, 1855-1884, by James L. Terry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
48810967
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 187 p.
Isbn
9780786412297
Isbn Type
(softcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002000122
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Long before the Dodgers : baseball in Brooklyn, 1855-1884, by James L. Terry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
48810967
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 187 p.
Isbn
9780786412297
Isbn Type
(softcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002000122
Other physical details
ill.

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