Originally published in 1910 (with a second, revised edition in 1911), "The National Game "by Alfred H. Spink is the first important history of baseball, predating Albert G. Spalding s better-known "America s National Game" by a year. Dedicating the first edition, Spink spells out his lofty goal: I want this book to live forever, so that the names of those who helped to build up and make base ball the greatest of outdoor sports may never be forgotten. That goal was postponed, however, as Spink s "The National Game "has been ...

The National Game, Second Edition 2000, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809323043

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