Level Playing Fields: How the Groundskeeping Murphy Brothers Shaped Baseball

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Most baseball fans want to hear about stellar players and spectacular plays, statistics and storied franchises. Level Playing Fields sheds light on a usually unnoticed facet of the game, introducing fans and historians alike to the real fundamentals of baseball: dirt and grass. In this lively history, Peter Morris demonstrates that many of the game's rules and customs actually arose as concessions to the daunting practical difficulties of creating a baseball diamond. Recovering a nearly lost and decidedly quirky chapter of ...

Level Playing Fields: How the Groundskeeping Murphy Brothers Shaped Baseball 2013, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln

ISBN-13: 9780803246300

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Level Playing Fields: How the Groundskeeping Murphy Brothers Shaped Baseball 2007, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803211100

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