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Adams, D. L., et al. (1854) The New York Baseball Rules. The Book of American Pastimes. New York: 346-348.
Adelman, M. A. (1980) "The First Baseball Game, the Newspaper References to Baseball, and the New York Club." Journal of Sport History. 7(Winter): 132-135.
Adelman, M. A. (1986) A Sporting Time: New York City and the Rise of Modern Athletics, 1820-1870. University of Illinois Press.
Agen, M. (1927) "Baseball Known in Old World Under Various Names." Baseball. 38: 521.
Alexander, C. (1991) Our Game: An American Baseball History. Henry Holt.
Allen, L. (1950) 100 Years of Baseball: the Intimate and Dramatic Story of Modern Baseball From the Game's Beginnings Up to the Present Day. New York, Bartholomew House.
Altherr, T. L. (2008) "Chucking the Old Apple: Recent Discoveries of Pre-1840 North American Ball Games." Base Ball. 2(1): 29-43.
Altherr, T. L. (2000) "A Place Leavel Enough to Play Ball: Baseball and Baseball-Type Games in the Colonial Era, Revolutionary War, and Early American Republic.." Nine. 8(2): 15-49.
Altherr, Thomas (2011) "1841 -- Barn Ball." Base Ball. 5(1): 85 - 88.
Altherr, Thomas (2009) "Base is Not Always Baseball: Prisoner's base from the 13th to 20th Centuries." Base Ball. 3(1): 67-79.
Altherr, Thomas (2011) "1850 -- Southern Ball-Games." Base Ball. 5(1): 103 - 105.
Altherr, Thomas L. (1999) There is Nothing Now Heard of, in our Leisure Hours, But Ball, Ball, Ball. Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 1999. McFarland and Company: 187 - 213.
Anderson, Will (1992) Was Baseball Really Invented in Maine?. Yes. Will Anderson.
Anon (1984) Cricket: History of the Game, Equipment, .... St. Peters, Australia, Gregory's Publishing Company.
Anon (1926) "The Origin of Baseball." Youth's Companion. 100: 686.
Anon. (1887) "Base Ball Reminiscences: Part I - The Evolution of Base Ball." National Daily Base Ball Gazette.
Anon. (1887) The Game of Cricket. Sonnenschein.
Anon. (1889) Origin of the National Game of Baseball. Mercury Sporting Guide for 1889 Containing the History and Records of Baseball. 1-5.
Anon. (1870) "Base-Ball as a Pastime and as a Business." Spirit of the Times. 23: 235.
Anon. (1912) "Who Started Baseball? A Word on the Origins of the National Game." Baseball. 8: 71-72.
Anon. (1884) Baseball: Its Rise and Progress. The New York Clipper Annual. New York Clipper: 29-36.
Anon. (1869) "Base-ball: Review of the Season of ’68, With a Chapter on the Rise, Decline, and Future Prospects of the Game." Spirit of the Times. 19: 359.
Anon. (1937) The MCC 1787 - 1937. London, The Times Publishing Company.
Anon. (1859) Base Ball - Who Plays the Genuine Game?. Buffalo Morning Express.
Anson, A. C. (1900) A Ball Player’s Career. Chicago, Era Publishing. (reprinted by Amereon, 1993.)
Antonelli, Johnny (2012) Johnny Antonelli: A Baseball Memoir. RIT Press.
Arcidiacono, David (2010) Major League Baseball in Gilded Age Connecticut. Jefferson NC, McFarland: 260. (About 4 pages -- 18 through 21 -- appear to cover the period from the first clubs (1858) to the Civil War.)
Arlott, J. a. T., F. (1977) Arlott and Trueman on Cricket. London, British Broadcasting Company.
Astifan, P. (1990) "Baseball in the 19th Century." Rochester History. 52(3): 2-23.
Astifan, Priscilla (2011) "1825 -- Thurlow Weed and the Growth of Baseball in Rochester, New York." Base Ball. 5(1): 65 - 68.
Astifan, Priscilla and Larry McCray (2008) "'Old Fashioned Base Ball' in Western New York, 1825-1860." Base Ball. 2(2): 26-34.
Astor, G. (1988) The Baseball Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary Book. Prentice Hall.
Atkinson, F. (1963) "'Knur and Spell' and Allied Games." Folk Life. 1: 43-65.
Bailey, Bob (1999) Chapter 1: Beginnings. From Amateur Teams of Disgrace in the National League. unpublished: 15. (Pages 1-8 of this chapter cover ballplaying prior to the founding of Louisville National League in 1876.)
Baker, W. J. (1982) Sports in the Western World. Totowa, NJ, Rowman and Littlefield.
Barbour, R. H. (1904) The Book of School and College Sports. New York, D. Appleton and Company.
Barrett, P. V. (1910) "Baseball in the Seventeenth Century." Baseball. 5(75-76).
Bartlett, A. (1951) Baseball and Mr. Spalding: The History and Romance of Baseball. Farrar, Straus and Young.
Barty-King, H. (1979) Quilt Winders and Pod Shavers; the History of Cricket Bat and Ball Manufacture. London, Macdonald and James.
Bene, D. D. (1898) Fifty Years Reminiscences of Scottish Cricket. Glasgow.
Benson, M. (1989) Ballparks of North America: 1845 to Present. McFarland.
Berenbak, Adam (2014) "Henderson, Cartwright, and the 1953 US Congress." The Baseball Research Journal. 43(2 (Fall 2014)): SABR: 34-35. (This short article traces the idea that Robert Henderson was officially commended by Congress as showing that Alexander Cartwright, not Abner Doubleday, invented baseball. The author reports that no such commendation can be found.)
Betts, J. R. (1974) America’s Sporting Heritage: 1850-1950. Addison Wesley.
Betts, J. R. (1971) "Home Front, Battle Field, and Sport During the Civil War." Research Quarterly. 42.
Betts, J. R. (1952) Organized Sport in Industrial America. University of Michigan Dissertation Services.
Birdsall, R. R. (1917) The Birthplace of Base Ball. The Story of Cooperstown. Cooperstown, NY, The Arthur Christ Co: 247-257.
Birley, D. (1999) A Social History of English Cricket. Aurum Press.
Blaine, D. P. (1840) An Encyclopedia of Rural Sports. London, A. Stottswoods.
Blancke, C. (1891) "Cricket in America." Harper's Weekly. 35: 725.
Block, D. (2008) "A Peek into the Pocket-Book." Base Ball. 2(1): 17-28.
Block, D. (2005) Baseball Before We Knew It: A Search for the Roots of the Game. University of Nebraska Press.
Block, David (2019) Pastime Lost:The Humble, Original, and Now Completely Forgotten Game of English Baseball. Yes. Lincoln NE, University of Nebraska Press: 298.
Block, David (2011) "German Book Describes Das Englisch Base-ball: But Was It Baseball or Rounders?Country=United States." Base Ball. 5(1): 50 - 54.
Block, David (2011) "1609: Polish WorkersPlat Ball at Jamestown, Virginia: An Early Hint of Europe's Influence On Base BallCountry=United States." Base Ball. 5(1): 5 - 9.
Block, David (2011) "1744 -- John Newbery Publishes 'A Little Pocket Book,' and with it Our First Glimpse of English Baseball." Base Ball. 5(1): 32 - 37.
Blofield, H. (2001) Cricket and All That; An Irreverent History. Coronet.
Bohn, Terry (2014) "'Many Exciting Chases After the Ball: 19th Century Base Ball in Bismarck, Dakota Territory'." The Baseball Research Journal. 43(1): 48-53.
Bonner, M. G. (1930) "The Birth of Baseball." St. Nicholas. 57(12): 931-932.
Bouchier, N. B. (2003) Baseball, Boosters, and the Amateur Not-for-Profit Approach to Community Sport. For the Love of the Game: Amateur Sport in Small-Town. Ontario, McGill-Queens University Press: 100.
Bouchier, N. B., and R. K. Barney (1988) "A Critical Examination of a Source on Early Ontario Baseball: The Reminiscence of Adam E. Ford." Journal of Sport History. 15(1): 75-90.
Bowen, R. (1970) Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development throughout the World. Eyre and Spottiswoode.
Bowman, J. S., and Joel Zoss (2004) Diamonds in the Rough: The Untold History of Baseball. University of Nebraska Press.
Bowman, J. S., and Joel Zoss (1986) The Pictorial History of Baseball. New York, Gallery Books.
Brand, J. (1900) Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: The Origins of our Vulgar and Provincial Customs, Ceremonies and Superstitions. London, George Bell and Sons.
Brasch, R. (1970) How Did Sports Begin? A Look at the Origins of Man at Play. New York, David McKay Company.
Brayshaw, I. (1985) The ABC of Cricket: The History, The Laws, a Glossary of Terms. Sydney, Australian Broadcasting Company.
Bready, J. (1998) Baseball in Baltimore: The First 100 Years. Johns Hopkins University Press: 230. (Chapter 1, "The Beginnings," pages 3 - 14, covers the first clubs and the 1860s.)
Brewster, P. G. (1947) "Games and Sports in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century British Literature." Western Folklore. 6(2): 143-156.
Brewster, P. G. (1953) American Nonsinging Games. University of Oklahoma Press.
Brodribb, G. (1995) Next Man In: A Survey of Cricket Laws and Customs. Souvenir Press. (revision of the 1952 edition)
Brooke, R., and Peter Matthews (1988) Guiness Cricket Firsts. Guiness Books.
Brookes, C. (1978) English Cricket: The Game and its Players Through the Ages. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
Brown, Randall (2011) "1837 -- William Wheaton and the Evolution of the New York Game." Base Ball. 5(1): 81 - 84.
Bryan Curtis (2013) The Baseball Archaeologist. In Search of Baseball's Holy Grail: How One Man is Re-writing the History of the Game -- One Diary at a Time. Grantland (ESPN Internet Ventures). (Published September 18, 2013.)
Burk, R. F. (1994) Never Just a Game: Players, Owners, and American Baseball to 1920. University of North Carolina Press.
Burnett, J. (2000) Riot, Revelry and Rout: Sport in Lowland Scotland Before 1860. East Linton, Scotland, Tuckwell Press.
Butler, S. H. (1946) A Concise History of Cricket. Cricket Book Society.
Camp, W. (1889) "Base-Ball for the Spectator." The Century. 38: 831-838.
Camp, W. (1910) "The American National Game: Professional and College Base-Ball in the Making." Century. 79: 936-948.
Cardus, N. (1930) Cricket (Cardus). London, Longmans Green and Co.
Casey, H. J. (1912) "The History of Baseball: The Spectacular Career of America’s Foremost Game." Baseball Magazine. 8: 21 ff.
Casway, J. (2007) "Octavius Catto and the Pythians of Philadelphia." Pennsylvania Legacies. 7(1): 5-9.
Chadwick, A. (1995) Illustrated History of Baseball. Chartwell Books.
Chadwick, H. (1868) 'Balls Days' in the Year AD 1858. The Game of Base Ball. Columbia, SC, Camden House: 178-181.
Chadwick, H. (1868) The Game of Baseball: How to Learn It, How to Play It, How to Teach It, with Sketches of Noted Players. New York, George Munro. (Reprinted by Camden House, Columbia SC, 1983)
Chadwick, H. () Notebooks.
Chadwick, H. (1867) The Ball Players' Chronicle. Thompson & Pearson. (http://www.amazon.com/Sept-19-1867-Ball-Players-Chronicle/dp/B0039C4FM0 also New England Base Ball Players Gazette.)
Chadwick, H. (1867) "The Ancient History of Base Ball." Ball Player’s Chronicle: 4.
Chadwick, H. (1881) A Plea for Base-Ball. New York Times: 5.
Chadwick, H. (1868) American Chronicle of Sports and Pastimes. New York: 2. (published in book form, 1996)
Christiano, Gregory (2013) "Baseball in the Bronx, Before the Yankees." The Bronx County Historical Journal. 50(Spring/Fall 2013): Baltimore, PublishAmerica: 16-31.
Church, S. R. (1902) Base Ball, 1845-1871. San Francisco. (Reprinted by Pyne Press, Princeton, 1974)
Clark, J. (2003) A History of Australian Baseball: Time and Game. Lincoln, NE, University of Nebraska Press.
Cleaver, J. D. (1965) Heritage of a National Game: Social Baseball 1845-1875. State University of New York Press.
Collection, E. C. C. (2000) Baseball Extra: A Newspaper History of the Glorious Game from its Beginning. Castle Books.
Collins, T., et al. (2005) Encyclopedia of Traditional British Rural Sports. Routledge.
Couzens, G. S. (1980) A Baseball Album. New York, Lippincott and Crowell.
Crane, S. (1997) The Men Who Invented Shortstop. The Complete Armchair Book of Baseball. Galahad Books, New York: 447-452. (originally published in 1985 or 1987)
Crockett, D. S. (1961) "Sports and Recreational Practices of Union and Confederate Soldiers." Research Quarterly. 32: 335-347.
Crosby, J. (1951) "Ode to the Baseball Season." Saturday Review. 35: 46.
Culin, S. (1891) "Street Games of Boys in Brooklyn." Journal of American Folklore. 4: 231-233.
Cummings, C. (1997) How I Pitched the First Curve. The Complete Armchair Book of Baseball. New York, Galahad Books: 468-470. (first published in 1985 or 1987. J. Thorn, editor)
Cvornyek, R. L. (2003) Baseball in Newark: Images of Baseball. Arcadia.
Daniel, W. H. (1979) "The Rage in the Hill City: The Beginnings of Baseball in Lynchburg." Virginia Cavalcade. 28: 186-191.
Daniels, G. P. (1845) Boy’s and Girl’s Book of Sports. Providence, Geo. Daniels.
Danielson, M. N. (1997) Home Team: Professional Sports and the American Metropolis. Princeton University Press.
Danzig, A., and Joe Reichler (1959) Baseball: Its Great Players, Teams, and Managers. Prentice-Hall.
DeClerico, J. M., and Barry J. Pavelec (1991) The Jersey Game: The History of Modern Baseball from Its Birth to the Big Leagues in the Garden State. Rutgers University Press. (Chapters 1 and 2, pages 1-39, cover the pre-professional era in NJ)
Devine, C. (2003) Harry Wright: The Father of Professional Baseball. McFarland.
Dewey, D. (2004) The Tenth Man: The Fan in Baseball History. New York, Carroll and Graf.
Dick, Ed. (1864) The American Boys Book of Sports and Games: A Practical Guide to Indoor and Outdoor Amusements. Dick and Fitzgerald. (reprinted by Lyons Press, 2000)
Dizikes, J. (1981) Sportsmen and Gamesmen: From the Years that Shaped American Ideas About Winning and Losing and How to Play the Game. Houghton Mifflin.
Doubleday, A. (1939) A Century of Baseball. Louisville, Kentucky, Standard Printing Company. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Century-Baseball-1839-1939-/370511002543)
Dulles, F. R. (1940) America Learns to Play: A History of Popular Recreation 1607-1940Country=. New York, Appleton-Century.
read online: http://archive.org/stream/americalearnstop007872mbp
Dunning, E., and Kenneth Sheard (1979) Barbarians, Gentlemen, and Players. Oxford, Martin Robinson.
Durant, J. (1959) The Story of Baseball in Words and Pictures. New York, Hastings House. (first edition was 1947)
Durso, J. (1986) Baseball and the American Dream. The Sporting News.
Dyte, David (2011) "1845 -- Baseball in Brooklyn, 1845 - 1870." Base Ball. 5(1): 98 - 102.
Egan, J. (1987) The Story of Cricket in Australia. Crows Nest, NSW, Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Egan, J. M. (2008) Base Ball on the Western reserve: The Early Game in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, Year by Year and Town by Town, 1865-1900. Jefferson, NC, McFarland. (The first 50 pages include ballplaying befor3 1870, including game summaries from a number of places in NE Ohio.)
Ellard, H. (2004) Baseball in Cincinnati: A History. McFarland: 199. (Originally published in 1908. Pages 17-92 cover the growth of base ball from 1860 to the formations of the Red Stockings in 1869.)
Elston, G. (2001) A Stitch in Time: A Baseball Chronology, 1845 - 2000. Halcyon Press.
Endrei, W., and Laszlo Zolnay (1986) Fun and Games in Old Europe. Budapest, Corvina Klado.
Felber, Bill, editor (2013) Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games of the Nineteenth Century. Phoenix, AZ, SABR: 290. (Twenty-seven of SABR's 100 "Greatest Games" of the 1800s occurred before the first professional league appeared in 1871. Each game is described in an essay of 2 or 3 pages. Includes illustrations.)
Fillmore, S. (1977) The Pleasure of the Game: The Story of Toronto Cricket, 1827-1977. Toronto, Toronto Cricket, Skating, and Curling Club. (Book is missing from shelf.)
Fogel, H. S. (1921) Evolution of Baseball from 1833 Up to the Present Time. Philadelphia?, Daily Evening Telegraph.
Fred H. Harrison (1983) The Hard-Ball Game. Phillips Academy. (This is chapter 2 of Harrison's Athletics for All: Physical Education and Athletics at Phillips Academy 1778-1978 (Phillips Academy, 1984). It describes ballplaying at the Academy from 1811 to 1878.)
Freyer, J., and Mark Rucker, Ed. (2005) Peverelly's National Game: Images of Baseball. Arcadia Publishing. (a reprinting of the chapter "The National Game," from Charles Peverelly's 1866 self-published book, American Pastimes)
Frommer, H. (1995) Big Apple Baseball: An Illustrated History from the Burroughs to the Ballparks. Dallas, Tavlor Publishing. (Book is missing from shelf.)
Frommer, H. (1988) Primitive Baseball: The First Quarter-Century of the National Pastime. Atheneum.
Gabriel, J. D. (1988) "The Celtic Claim to the Grand Old Game." Minneapolis Review of Baseball. 7(3): 26-28.
Gale, F. (1871) Echoes from Old Cricket Fields. London, Simpkin, Marshall.
Gelber, S. M. (1984) "'Their Hands Are All Out Playing:' Business and Amateur Baseball, 1845-1917." Journal of Sport History. 11(1): 5-27.
Genovese, D. L. (2004) The Old Ball Ground: the Chronological History of Westfield Baseball. West Conshohocken, PA, Infinity Publishing.
Genovese, Daniel L. (2004) Chapter 2 -- Wicket Ball: The Predecessor to 'The New York Game'. The Old Ball Ground: The Chronological History Westfield Baseball. 9-24.
Gershman, M. (1993) Green Pastures (1845-1875). Diamonds: The Evolution of the Ballpark. Houghton Mifflin: 5-23.
Gilbert, T. (1995) Elysian Fields: The Birth of Baseball. Grolier.
Gini, C. (1941) "Considerazioni ed Ipotesi Sull'origine del 'Om el Mahag'." Genus. 5(1-2): 73-86.
Gini, C. (1939) "Rural Games in Libya." Rural Sociology. 4(3): 283-299.
Goldstein, R. (1991) Superstars and Screwballs: 100 Years of Brooklyn Baseball. Dutton. (Book has not been evaluated.)
Goldstein, W. (1989) Playing for Keeps: A History of Early Baseball. Cornell University Press. (paperback edition, 1991)
Gomme, A. B. (1894) Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland, Volume 1. London, David Nutt.
Gomme, A. B. (1964) The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland, Volume 2. New York, Dover. (reprint -- original publication 1898)
read online: http://archive.org/stream/traditionalgames02gommuoft
Gonzalez, C. (2007) "A New Perspective on Mexican Baseball Origins." Base Ball. 1(2): 64-72.
Gorn, E., and Warren Goldstein (1993) A Brief History of American Sports. Hill and Wang.
Gould, S. J. (1989) The Creation Myths of Cooperstown. Natural History. 14-24.
Goulstone, J. (2001) Hambledon: The Men and the Myths. Cambridge, England, Roger Heavens: 1-7.
Goulstone, J. (1972) Early Club and Village Cricket. (Private publication)
Gower, D. (2002) History of Cricket. Pellinore Productions. (DVD)
Green, B. (1988) A History of CricketCountry=. London, Barrie and Jenkins.
Green, B., Ed. (1979) Wisden Anthology 1864 - 1900. Queen Anne Press.
Green, S. (1988) "Some Cricket Records." Archives. 18(80): 187-198.
Griffith, W. R. (1992) The Early History of Amateur Base Ball in the State of Maryland 87. Maryland Historical Magazine: 201-208. (Book is missing from shelf.)
Griffith, W. R. (1897) The Early History of Amateur Base Ball in the State of Maryland, 1858 -1871. John Cox.
Grossinger, R. (1977) Baseball Variants. Baseball I Gave You the Best Years of My Life. Oakland, North Atlantic Books: 21-24.
Guarinoni, H. (1610) The Horrors of the Devastation of the Human Race. Ingolstadt, Austria. (Orig: Greuel der Verwustung des Menschlichen Geschlechts.)
Guschov, S. D. (1998) The Red Stockings of Cincinnati: Base Ball’s First All-Professional Team. McFarland.
Guttman, A. (1988) A Whole New Ball Game: An Interpretation of American Sports. University of North Carolina Press.
Guttman, A. (1994) BaseballCountry=. Games and Empire: Modern Sports and Cultural Imperialism. Columbia University Press: 71-96.
Guttman, A. (1978) From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports. Columbia University Press.
Hajdu, G. (1971) Collection of Hungarian Folk Games. Budapest. (translated from Hungarian 'Magyar Nepi Jatekok Gyujtemenye')
Hammond, W. (1952) Cricket’s Secret HistoryCountry=. London, Stanley Paul & Co..
Harris, Richard (2014) Newport Baseball History: America's Pastime in the City By the Sea. The History Press: 172. (Chapter 2, "Origins and Development," pages 34 - 50, cover the pre-professional era in RI and Newport.)
Harris, Rick (2008) Rhode Island Baseball: The Early Years. Book. History Press. (Most of the book's coverage of the Origins Era are in Chapter 1 ("Before Baseball"), pages 21-26, and Chapter 2 ("Notes on the Development of the National Pastime"), pages 27 - 37.)
Harris, Rick (2014) Newport Baseball History: America's Pastime by the Sea.. History Press. (The story of baseball in Newport, Rhode Island. Protoball doesn't yet know how much of the book treats the Origins Era, up through 1871.)
Hazlitt, W. C. (1905) Faiths and Folklore: A Dictionary of National Beliefs, Superstitions and Popular Customs. London, Reeves and Turner.
read online: http://archive.org/stream/popularantiquit01branuoft
Helyar, J. (1994) Lords of the Realm: The Real History of Baseball. Villard Books.
Henderson, R. W. (1947) Ball, Bat, and Bishop: the Origin of Ball Games. New York, Rockport Press.
Henderson, R. W. (1939) "Baseball and Rounders." Bulletin of the New York Public Library. 43(4): 303-314.
Henderson, R. W. (1977) Early American Sport: A Checklist of Books by American and Foreign Authors Published in America Prior to 1860. Rutherford, NJ, Fairleigh Dickenson University Press.
Hershberger, R. (2007) "A Reconstruction of Philadelphia Town Ball." Base Ball. 1(2): 28-43.
Hershberger, Richard (2011) "1821 -- New York Mansion Converted to Venue Suitable for Ballplaying." Base Ball. 5(1): 58 - 60.
Hershberger, Richard (2014) "The Creation of the Alexander Cartwright Myth." The Baseball Research Journal. 43(1): SABR: 13-21.
Hershberger, Richard (2011) "1831 -- The Olympic Ball Club of Philadelphia." Base Ball. 5(1): 77-80.
Hershberger, Richard (2013) "The Base Ball Convention of 1857." Base Ball. 7(Fall 2013): McFarland and Company: 28-44.
Hise, Beth (2011) "1862 -- American Cricket in the 1860s." Base Ball. 5(1): 143 - 148.
Hise, Beth (2011) "1744 -- 'How Is It, Umpire?' The 1744 Laws of Cricket and Their Influence on the Development of Baseball in America." Base Ball. 5(1): 25 - 31.
Hole, C. (1949) English Sports and Pastimes. London, B. T. Batsford, Ltd.
Holliman, J. (1931) American Sports (1785-1835). Durhan, NC, Seeman Press. (republished by Porcupine Press, Philadelphia, 1975)
Howorth, P. (1995) East Yorkshire Cricket 1778-1914. Driffield, Lowndes Publications.
Hubbell, R. W. (1948) Tribute Paid to General Doubleday, Founder of Our National Game. New York, New York Times.
Hulbert, J. (2007) "Fast Day: Boston's Original Opening Day." Base Ball. 1(1): 73-77.
Humber, W. (1995) Diamonds in the North: A Concise History of Baseball in Canada. Oxford University Press.
Husman, J. R. (2004) Ohio's First Baseball Game. Played by Confederates and Taught to Yankees. 8.
Hutchinson, H. G. (1893) "The Evolution of Games at Ball." The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature. 57: 831 ff.
Irwin, W. (1945) "No, It Wasn't Doubleday!." Baseball Digest: 52-54.
Irwin, W. (1909) "Before the Professionals Came." Collier's. 43: 12-15.
Ivor-Campbell, F. (2007) "Knickerbocker Base Ball: The Birth and Infancy of the Modern Game." Base Ball. 1(2): 55-66.
Jarvie, G., ed. (2000) Sport, Scotland and the Scots. London, Tuckwell Press.
Jensen, D. (2005) The Timeline History of Baseball. Palgrave Books.
Jewell, B. (1977) Sports and Games: History and Origins. Tunbridge Wells, UK, Midas Books.
KBB Club () Knickerbocker Score Books, Game Books, and Meeting Logs. (On microfilm from NYPL; SABR has a copy of the set as well as the Chadwick and Spalding and Wright scrapbooks and diaries.)
Kirsch, G. B. (1991) Massachusetts Baseball and Cricket, 1840-1870. Sports in Massachusetts: Historical Essays. Westfield, MA, Institute for Massachusetts Studies: 1-15. (R. Story, ed.)
Kirsch, G. B. (2003) Baseball in Blue and Gray. Princeton University Press.
Kirsch, G. B. (1989) The Creation of American Team Sports: Baseball and Cricket, 1838-1872. University of Illinois Press.
Kirsch, G. B., ed. (1992) Sports in North America: A Documentary History, Volume 3: The Rise of Modern Sports 1840-1860. Academic International Press.
Knight, A. E. (1906) The Complete Cricketer. London, Methuen and Company.
Knowles, R. G., and Richard Morton (1896) Baseball in America. Baseball: The "Oval" Series of Games. London, George Routledge and Sons, Ltd: 82 ff.
Koppett, L. (1998) Concise History of Major League Baseball. Temple University Press: 1-14.
Krout, J. A. (1929) Annals of American Sport. New Haven, Yale University Press.
Lange, F. W. (1938) History of Baseball in California and Pacific Coast Leagues 1847-1938; Memories of an Old Time Baseball Player. Oakland, Privately Printed.
Lansche, G. (1991) Glory Fades Away: The Nineteenth Century World Series Rediscovered. Dallas, Taylor.
Lardner, J. (1950) Mr. Henderson and the Cooperstown Myth. True.
Leitner, I. A. (1972) Baseball: Diamond in the Rough. Criterion Books.
Lester, J. A. (1951) A Century of Philadelphia Cricket. University of Pennsylvania Press.
Levine, P. (1985) A. G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball. Oxford University Press.
Levine, P., Ed. (1989) Baseball History: An Annual of Original Baseball Research. Meckler Books.
Levinson, D., and Karen Christopher, Ed. (1999) Encyclopedia of World Sport: From Ancient Times to the Present. Oxford University Press.
Lewis, G. (1970) "The Beginning of Organized Collegiate Sport." American Quarterly. 22(2): 222-229.
Lewis, Harry (2011) "1781 -- Protoball at Harvard: From Pastime to Contest." Base Ball. 5(1): 41 - 45.
Lewis, T. (1987) Double Century: The Story of MCC and Cricket. Hodder and Stoughton.
Liberman, N. (2003) Glove Affairs: The Romance, History and Tradition of the Baseball Glove. Chicago, Triumph.
Light, J. F. (1997) Origins of Baseball. The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball. McFarland.
Loeffler, R. (2006) Key Points in the Evolution of the Baseball from the Early 1800s to 1872. 8.
Louden, G. A. (1939) Beginnings an d Development of the Game of Baseball. Cooperstown, self-published.
Lovett, J. D. W. (1907) Old Boston Boys and the Games They Played. Boston, Riverside Press: Chapter XII, 125-132.
Lusted, Andrew (2011) The Glynde Butterflies Stoolball Team, 1866-1887. Lewes, England.
Lusted, Andrew (2013) Girls Just Wanted to Have Fun: Stoolball Reports in Local Newspapers, 1747 to 1866. Lewes, England.
MacDougall, Hugh (2011) Abner Graves: The Man who Brought Baseball to Cooperstown. 44. (This paper was presented in various stages to the Fly Creek Historical Society (2010), and the Friends of the Cooperstown Library (2011).)
Macfarlane, A. (2007) "The Knickerbockers; San Francisco's First Baseball Team?." Base Ball. 1(1): 7-21.
Macgregor, R. R. (1879) Early Forms of Cricket 39. Belgravia. 450-456. (Braddon, M. ed.)
Maigaard, P. (1940) "Slagboldspillenes Historie." Danske Studien: 33-48.
Manchester, H. (1991) Ball Games: 1800-1860. Four Centuries of Sport in America: 1490-1890. Lyon, Mississippi, Derrydale Press: 121-130.
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