Sunday Baseball: The Major Leagues' Struggle to Play Baseball on the Lord's Day, 1876-1934

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Playing baseball on Sunday was a divisive issue in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. On one side of the argument were the owners, who wanted to take in more money, and working people, who labored six days a week and wanted to take in a baseball game on the seventh. On the other side were people who thought that the commandment to keep Sunday sacred ought to be obeyed. The story of how Sunday baseball went from being an illegal activity in most areas of the country in 1876 to a legal form of entertainment in ...

Sunday Baseball: The Major Leagues' Struggle to Play Baseball on the Lord's Day, 1876-1934 2003, Macfarland & Co., Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786415649

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