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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.
Astifan, Priscilla and Larry McCray (2008) ""Old Fashioned Base Ball" in Western New York, 1825-1860." Base Ball. 2(2): 26-34.
Thorn, John (2015) "The Making of a New York Folk Hero". 2. (Up-to-date reflections on how and why Abner Doubleday and Alexander Cartwright seem to have been accorded inventor status for base ball, which, evidence increasingly shows, actually progressed by incremental evolutionary means.)
Atkinson, F. (1963) "'Knur and Spell' and Allied GamesCountry=." Folk Life. 1: 43-65.
Gelber, S. M. (1984) "'Their Hands Are All Out Playing:' Business and Amateur Baseball, 1845-1917Country=." Journal of Sport History. 11(1): 5-27.
Rucker, M., and Stephen Hanks (1989) 150 Years of BaseballCountry=. Publications International.
Turner, Brian and Larry McCray (2011) "1621 -- Pilgrim Stoolball an the Profusion of American Safe-Haven Ballgames." Base Ball. 5(1): 10 -16.
Turner, Brian (2011) "1755 -- 'The Bat and Ball;' A Distinct Game or a Generic Term?." Base Ball. 5(1): 37 - 40.
Lewis, Harry (2011) "1781 -- Protoball at Harvard: From Pastime to Contest." Base Ball. 5(1): 41 - 45.
Thorn, John (2011) "1791 -- The Pittsfield "Baseball" Bylaw -- What it Means." Base Ball. 5(1): 46 - 49.
Thorn, J. (2007) "1791 And All That; Baseball and the BerkshiresCountry=." Base Ball. 1(1): 119-126.
Thompson, George (2011) "1805 -- An Enigmatic 1805 "Game of Bace" in New York." Base Ball. 5(1): 55 - 57.
Hershberger, Richard (2011) "1821 -- New York Mansion Converted to Venue Suitable for Ballplaying." Base Ball. 5(1): 58 - 60.
Thompson, George (2011) "1823 -- Game of Baseball Reported in "National Advocate"." Base Ball. 51: 61 - 64.
Astifan, Priscilla (2011) "1825 -- Thurlow Weed and the Growth of Baseball in Rochester, New York." Base Ball. 5(1): 65 - 68.
McCray, Larry (2011) "1829 -- The Rise and Fall of New England-Style Ballplaying." Base Ball. 5(1): 69 - 72.
Hershberger, Richard (2011) "1831 -- The Olympic Ball Club of Philadelphia." Base Ball. 5(1): 77-80.
Brown, Randall (2011) "1837 -- William Wheaton and the Evolution of the New York Game." Base Ball. 5(1): 81 - 84.
Altherr, Thomas (2011) "1841 -- Barn Ball." Base Ball. 5(1): 85 - 88.
Thorn, John (2011) "1843 -- Magnolia Club Predates the Knickerbocker." Base Ball. 5(1): 89 - 92.
Dyte, David (2011) "1845 -- Baseball in Brooklyn, 1845 - 1870: The Best There Was." Base Ball. 5(1): 98 - 102.
Altherr, Thomas (2011) "1850 -- Southern Ball-Games." Base Ball. 5(1): 103 - 105.
Thorn, John (2011) "1853 -- The Baseball Press Emerges." Base Ball. 5(1): 106 - 110.
Ryczek, William (2011) "1854 -- William Van Cott Writes a Letter to the Sporting Press." Base Ball. 5(1): 111 - 113.
McCray, Larry (2011) "1856 -- The New York Game in 1856: Poised for a National Launch." Base Ball. 5(1): 114 - 117.
Payne, Marty (2011) "1858 -- Diffusion of the New York Game in Maryland." Base Ball. 5(1): 127 - 131.
Schaefer, Robert (2011) "1858 -- The Changes Wrought by the Great Base Ball Match of 1858." Base Ball. 5(1): 122 - 126.
Waff, Craig (2011) "1860 -- Atlantics and Excelsiors Compete for the "Championship"." Base Ball. 5(1): 139 - 142.
Tholkes, Robert (2011) "1860 -- The "Sunday Mercury" Summarizes the 1860 Season." Base Ball. 5(1): 136 - 138.
Hise, Beth (2011) "1862 -- American Cricket in the 1860s." Base Ball. 5(1): 143 - 148.
Millen, Patricia (2011) "1863 -- On the Battlefront, the New York Game Takes Hold." Base Ball. 5(1): 149 - 152.
Rucker, M., and John Freyer (2003) 19th Century Baseball in Chicago. Arcadia Publishing. (Not evaluated.)
Anson, A. C. (1900) A Ball Player’s CareerCountry=. Chicago, Era Publishing. (reprinted by Amereon, 1993.)
Couzens, G. S. (1980) A Baseball AlbumCountry=. New York, Lippincott and Crowell.
Gorn, E., and Warren Goldstein (1993) A Brief History of American SportsCountry=. Hill and Wang.
Richter, F. C. (1909) A Brief History of BaseballCountry=. Sporting Life Publications.
Doubleday, A. (1939) A Century of BaseballCountry=. Louisville, Kentucky, Standard Printing Company. (
Lester, J. A. (1951) A Century of Philadelphia Cricket. University of Pennsylvania Press.
Butler, S. H. (1946) A Concise History of CricketCountry=. Cricket Book Society.
Bouchier, N. B., and R. K. Barney (1988) "A Critical Examination of a Source on Early Ontario Baseball: The Reminiscence of Adam E. FordCountry=." Journal of Sport History. 15(1): 75-90.
Clark, J. (2003) A History of Australian Baseball: Time and GameCountry=. Lincoln, NE, University of Nebraska Press.
Green, B. (1988) A History of Cricket (Green). London, Barrie and Jenkins.
Ross, G. (1972) A History of CricketCountry=. London, Arthur Barket.
Gonzalez, C. (2007) "A New Perspective on Mexican Baseball OriginsCountry=." Base Ball. 1(2): 64-72.
Block, D. (2008) "A Peek into the Pocket-BookCountry=." Base Ball. 2(1): 17-28.
Chadwick, H. (1881) A Plea for Base-BallCountry=. New York Times: 5.
Pietruzsa, D. (1992) A Question of Territory. Troy’s Baseball Heritage. Troy, NY, Society for American Baseball Research: 13. (Not evaluated.)
Hershberger, R. (2007) "A Reconstruction of Philadelphia Town Ball." Base Ball. 1(2): 28-43.
Birley, D. (1999) A Social History of English CricketCountry=. Aurum Press.
Adelman, M. A. (1986) A Sporting Time: New York City and the Rise of Modern Athletics, 1820-1870. University of Illinois Press.
Guttman, A. (1988) A Whole New Ball Game: An Interpretation of American SportsCountry=. University of North Carolina Press.
Levine, P. (1985) A. G. Spalding and the Rise of BaseballCountry=. Oxford University Press.
MacDougall, Hugh (2011) Abner Graves: The Man who Brought Baseball to CooperstownCountry=. 44. (This paper was presented in various stages to the Fly Creek Historical Society (2010), and the Friends of the Cooperstown Library (2011).)
Voigt, D. Q. (1976) America Through BaseballCountry=. Chicago, Nelson-Hall.
Voigt, D. Q. (1966) American Baseball: From Gentleman’s Sport to the Commissioner SystemCountry=. Oklahoma University Press. (reprinted by Pennsylvania State University Press, 1983)
Chadwick, H. (1868) American Chronicle of Sports and PastimesCountry=. New York: 2. (published in book form, 1996)
Brewster, P. G. (1953) American Nonsinging GamesCountry=. University of Oklahoma Press.
Holliman, J. (1931) American Sports (1785-1835)Country=. Durhan, NC, Seeman Press. (republished by Porcupine Press, Philadelphia, 1975)
Spalding, A. G. (1911) America’s National Game: Historic Facts Concerning the Beginnings, Evolution, Development and Popularity of Base BallCountry=. New York, American Sports Publishing Company. (reprinted by University of Nebraska Press, 1992)
Betts, J. R. (1974) America’s Sporting Heritage: 1850-1950Country=. Addison Wesley.
Viney, N., and Neil Grant (1978) An Illustrated History of Ball GamesCountry=. London, Book Club Associates.
Krout, J. A. (1929) Annals of American SportCountry=. New Haven, Yale University Press.
Miller, S. G. (2004) Arete: Greek Sports from Ancient SourcesCountry=. University of California Press.
Arlott, J. a. T., F. (1977) Arlott and Trueman on CricketCountry=. London, British Broadcasting Company.
Casway, J. (1992) "At The Old Ball GameCountry=." Temple Review.
Manchester, H. (1991) Ball Games: 1800-1860Country=. Four Centuries of Sport in America: 1490-1890. Lyon, Mississippi, Derrydale Press: 121-130.
Henderson, R. W. (1947) Ball, Bat, and Bishop: the Origin of Ball GamesCountry=. New York, Rockport Press.
Morland, G. (1914) Balldom: A History of BaseballCountry=. (Produced in DVD by Golden Age, 1999)
Dunning, E., and Kenneth Sheard (1979) Barbarians, Gentlemen, and PlayersCountry=. Oxford, Martin Robinson.
Anon. (1859) Base Ball - Who Plays the Genuine Game?Country=. Buffalo Morning Express.
Morris, Peter, et. al., Editors (2013) Base Ball Founders; the Clubs, Players and Cities of the Northeast that Established the Game. Jefferson, NC, McFarland: 332. (Essays on each of 40 early clubs in downstate New York, Philadelphia, and Massachusetts, with an average length of about 8 pages.)
Morris, Peter, et. al., editors (2012) Base Ball Pioneer, 1850-1870: The Clubs and Players Who Spread the Sport Nationwide. Jefferson, NC, McFarland: 354. (Essays for each of 68 early ballclubs outside the metropolitan area of New York. The average essay is about 5 pages in length.)
Anon. (1887) "Base Ball Reminiscences: Part I - The Evolution of Base BallCountry=." National Daily Base Ball Gazette.
Shiffert, J. (2006) Base Ball in Philadelphia: A History of the Early Game, 1831-1900Country=US. Jefferson, NC, McFarland: 288. (The first two chapters (30 pages) cover the period before the Civil War.)
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, 1865-1900Country=US. Jefferson, NC, McFarland. (The first 50 pages include ballplaying befor3 1870, including game summaries from a number of places in NE Ohio.)
Church, S. R. (1902) Base Ball, 1845-1871Country=. San Francisco. (Reprinted by Pyne Press, Princeton, 1974)
Mayhew/Baker, e. (1858) Base BallCountry=. A Manual of Cricket and Base Ball, With Rules and Regulations Illustrated. Boston, Mayhew and Baker: 20 - 24.
Anon. (1870) "Base-Ball as a Pastime and as a BusinessCountry=." Spirit of the Times. 23: 235.
Ward, J. M. (1888) Base-ball: How to Become a PlayerCountry=. Philadelphia, The Athletic Publishing Company. (SABR reprint, 1993)
Orem, P. (1961) Baseball (1845-1881) From the Newspaper AccountsCountry=. Altadena, CA, private printing.
Smith, R. (1949) Baseball (Smith). Simon and Schuster.
Menke, F. G. (1947) Baseball -- MajorCountry=. The New Encyclopedia of Sports. New York, A. S. Barnes and Company: 77ff.
Morris, P. (2003) Baseball Fever: Early Baseball in MichiganCountry=. University of Michigan Press.
Morris, Peter (2003) Baseball Fever: Early Basebnall in Michigan. U of Michigan Press: 362.
Agen, M. (1927) "Baseball Known in Old World Under Various NamesCountry=." Baseball. 38: 521.
Grossinger, R. (1977) Baseball VariantsCountry=. Baseball I Gave You the Best Years of My Life. Oakland, North Atlantic Books: 21-24.
Henderson, R. W. (1939) "Baseball and RoundersCountry=." Bulletin of the New York Public Library. 43(4): 303-314.
Durso, J. (1986) Baseball and the American DreamCountry=. The Sporting News.
Sarchet, C. M. (1908) "Baseball as Played By the IndiansCountry=." Baseball. 1: 26-28.
Sumner, J. (1989) Baseball at Salisbury Prison CampCountry=US. Baseball History. Westport, CT: 19-27.
Knowles, R. G., and Richard Morton (1896) Baseball in AmericaCountry=. Baseball: The "Oval" Series of Games. London, George Routledge and Sons, Ltd: 82 ff.
Bready, J. (1998) Baseball in Baltimore: The First 100 YearsCountry=US. Johns Hopkins University Press: 230. (Chapter 1, "The Beginnings," pages 3 - 14, covers the first clubs and the 1860s.)
Kirsch, G. B. (2003) Baseball in Blue and GrayCountry=. Princeton University Press.
Ellard, H. (2004) Baseball in Cincinnati: A HistoryCountry=US. 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.)
Poillucci, J. V. (2001) Baseball in Dutchess County: When it Was a GameCountry=US. Routledge Books. (Not evaluated.)
Cvornyek, R. L. (2003) Baseball in Newark: Images of BaseballCountry=. Arcadia.
Pitoniak, Scott (2003) Baseball in Rochester. Arcadia Publishing.
Wittke, C. (1952) "Baseball in its AdolescenceCountry=." Ohio State Archeological and Historical Quarterly. 61(2): 111-127.
Astifan, P. (1990) "Baseball in the 19th CenturyCountry=." Rochester History. 52(3): 2-23.
Christiano, Gregory (2013) "Baseball in the Bronx, Before the Yankees." The Bronx County Historical Journal. 50(Spring/Fall 2013): Baltimore, PublishAmerica: 16-31.
Setzer, J. (1996) Baseball in the Nineteenth CenturyCountry=. Society for American Baseball Research.
Barrett, P. V. (1910) "Baseball in the Seventeenth CenturyCountry=." Baseball. 5(75-76).
Mehl, E. (1948) "Baseball in the Stone AgeCountry=." Western Folklore. 7(2): 145-161.
Rader, B. G. (1996) Baseball – North AmericanCountry= 1. Encyclopedia of World Sport: From Ancient Times to the Present. Santa Barbara CA, ABC-CLIO: 91-99.
Nugent, W. H. (1925) "Baseball's Age of InnocenceCountry=." American Legion Weekly. 7(4-5): 14-17.
Ryczek, William J. (2009) Baseball's First Inning: A History of the National Pastime Through the Civil War. Yes. Jefferson NC, McFarland and Company.
Bouchier, N. B. (2003) Baseball, Boosters, and the Amateur Not-for-Profit Approach to Community SportCountry=. For the Love of the Game: Amateur Sport in Small-Town. Ontario, McGill-Queens University Press: 100.
Guttman, A. (1994) Baseball. Games and Empire. Games and Empire: Modern Sports and Cultural Imperialism. Columbia University Press: 71-96.
Miers, E. S. (1967) Baseball:. Grosset and Dunlap.
Vecsey, G. (2006) Baseball: A History of America's Favorite GameCountry=. New York, The Modern Library.
Rader, B. G. (1992) Baseball: A History of America’s GameCountry=. University of Illinois Press.
Ward, G. C., and Ken Burns (1994) Baseball: An Illustrated HistoryCountry=. Alfred A. Knopf.
Wallop, D. (1969) Baseball: An Informal HistoryCountry=. W. W. Norton. (Bantam paperbock published 1970)
Leitner, I. A. (1972) Baseball: Diamond in the RoughCountry=. Criterion Books.
Merrifield, A. S. (1990) Baseball: Early History to 1869Country=. Sports Encyclopedia of North America. Gulf Breeze, FL, Academic International Press: 139-152.
Danzig, A., and Joe Reichler (1959) Baseball: Its Great Players, Teams, and ManagersCountry=. Prentice-Hall.
Anon. (1884) Baseball: Its Rise and ProgressCountry=. The New York Clipper Annual. New York Clipper: 29-36.
Nemec, D., and Saul Wisnia (1997) Baseball: More Than 150 YearsCountry=. Publications International Ltd.
Seymour, H. (1960) Baseball: The Early YearsCountry=. (Oxford University Press printed a later edition in 1989.)
Seymour, H. (1990) Baseball: The People’s GameCountry=. Oxford University Press.
Menke, F. G. (1944) BaseballCountry=. Encyclopedia of Sports. A. S. Barnes: 55ff.
Moult, T., ed. (1935) Bat and Ball; A New Book of CricketCountry=. Arthur Barker Ltd. (Reprinted in 1960 by Sprotsman's Book Club)
Parker, B. (1967) "Batter Up: Fort Wayne's Baseball HistoryCountry=US." Old Fort News. 30(3).
Maigaard, P. (1941) "Battingball Games." Genus. 5.
Irwin, W. (1909) "Before the Professionals CameCountry=." Collier's. 43: 12-15.
Louden, G. A. (1939) Beginnings an d Development of the Game of BaseballCountry=. Cooperstown, self-published.
Frommer, H. (1995) Big Apple Baseball: An Illustrated History from the Burroughs to the BallparksCountry=US. Dallas, Tavlor Publishing. (Book is missing from shelf.)
Peverelly, C. (1866) Book of American Pastimes, Containing a History of the Principal Base Ball, Cricket, Rowing and Yachting Clubs of the United StatesCountry=. New York, privately printed. (reprinted in 2005 as Peverelly's National Game, John Freyer and Mark Rucker, eds., Arcadia)
Daniels, G. P. (1845) Boy’s and Girl’s Book of Sports. Providence, Geo. Daniels.
Harris, Rick (2012) Brown University Baseball. Book. History Press. (Base Ball started at Brown University in the 1860s. Protoball doesn't yet know how much of the book covers the Origins Era -- up to 1871.)
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.)
Hajdu, G. (1971) Collection of Hungarian Folk GamesCountry=. Budapest. (translated from Hungarian 'Magyar Nepi Jatekok Gyujtemenye')
Koppett, L. (1998) Concise History of Major League BaseballCountry=. Temple University Press: 1-14.
Scholefield, P. (1990) Cricket Laws and TermsCountry=. Kent Town, Australia, Axiom Publishing.
Sentance, P. D. (2006) Cricket in America, 1710-2000Country=. Jefferson, NC, McFarland.
Blancke, C. (1891) "Cricket in AmericaCountry=." Harper's Weekly. 35: 725.
Phillips, B. (1894) "Cricket in the FortiesCountry=." Harper's Weekly. 38: 908 ff.
Martin-Jenkins, C. (1995) Cricket: A Way of LifeCountry=. Marks and Spenser. (1984 hardback edition by Century Publishing)
Anon (1984) Cricket: History of the Game, Equipment, ...Country=. St. Peters, Australia, Gregory's Publishing Company.
Cardus, N. (1930) CricketCountry=. London, Longmans Green and Co.
Green, S. (1982) Cricketing BygonesCountry=. Shire Publications.
Hammond, W. (1952) Cricket’s Secret HistoryCountry=. London, Stanley Paul & Co..
Moesche, C. R. (2000) Day-by-Day in Baseball HistoryCountry=. McFarland.
Bowman, J. S., and Joel Zoss (2004) Diamonds in the Rough: The Untold History of BaseballCountry=. University of Nebraska Press.
Zoss, J., and John Bowman (1996) Diamonds in the RoughCountry=. Contemporary Books.
Williams, M. E. (1985) Double Century: 200 Years of Cricket in The TimesCountry=. Collins and Willow.
Lewis, T. (1987) Double Century: The Story of MCC and CricketCountry=. Hodder and Stoughton.
Goulstone, J. (1972) Early Club and Village CricketCountry=. (Private publication)
Sullivan, D. A., Ed. (1995) Early Innings: A Documentary History of Baseball 1825-1908Country=. University of Nebraska Press.
Howorth, P. (1995) East Yorkshire Cricket 1778-1914Country=. Driffield, Lowndes Publications.
Gale, F. (1871) Echoes from Old Cricket FieldsCountry=. London, Simpkin, Marshall.
Gilbert, T. (1995) Elysian Fields: The Birth of BaseballCountry=. Grolier.
Collins, T., et al. (2005) Encyclopedia of Traditional British Rural SportsCountry=. Routledge.
Levinson, D., and Karen Christopher, Ed. (1999) Encyclopedia of World Sport: From Ancient Times to the PresentCountry=. Oxford University Press.
Hole, C. (1949) English Sports and PastimesCountry=. London, B. T. Batsford, Ltd.
Routledge, E., ed. (1881) Every Boy's Book; A Complete Encyclopedia of Sports and AmusementsCountry=. London, George Routledge and Sons. (Fourteenth Edition; First edition 1841)
Fogel, H. S. (1921) Evolution of Baseball from 1833 Up to the Present TimeCountry=. Philadelphia?, Daily Evening Telegraph.
Hulbert, J. (2007) "Fast Day: Boston's Original Opening DayCountry=US." Base Ball. 1(1): 73-77.
Patel, Jayesh (2013) Flannels on the Sward: History of Cricket in Americas. Jayesh Patel: 385. (Chapter 1: Colonial Cousins, the Yankee Game of Wicket, pp. 1 -28. Counting roughly, the book's first 180 or so pages treat the years prior to professional base ball in the US.)
Willughby, F., and Clive L. Hardy (2003) Francis Willughby’s Book of Games: A Seventeenth Century Treatise on Sports, Games, and PastimesCountry=. Ashgate Publishing. (based on a 1670s manuscript)
Shiffert, J. (2007) "From Pastime to MonopolyCountry=." Pennsylvania Legacies. 7(1): 16-21.
Millen, P. (2001) From Pastime to Passion: Baseball and the Civil WarCountry=. Bowie, MD, Heritage Books.
Guttman, A. (1978) From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern SportsCountry=. Columbia University Press.
Endrei, W., and Laszlo Zolnay (1986) Fun and Games in Old EuropeCountry=. Budapest, Corvina Klado.
McKinnon, L. C. (1910) "Games Played with a BallCountry=." Baseball. 4: 71-72.
Brewster, P. G. (1947) "Games and Sports in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century British LiteratureCountry=." Western Folklore. 6(2): 143-156.
Pardon, G. (1858) Games for All SeasonsCountry=. London, James Blackwood.
Wert, J. D. (1987) "Gentlemen Don’t Steal BasesCountry=." Sports History. 1(1): 34-41.
Warner, P. (1950) Gentlemen v. Players, 1806-1949Country=. London, George G. Harrap and Co.
Gershman, M. (1993) Green Pastures (1845-1875)Country=. Diamonds: The Evolution of the Ballpark. Houghton Mifflin: 5-23.
Brooke, R., and Peter Matthews (1988) Guiness Cricket FirstsCountry=. Guiness Books.
Goulstone, J. (2001) Hambledon: The Men and the MythsCountry=England. Cambridge, England, Roger Heavens: 1-7.
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.)
Schiff, A. J. (2008) "Henry Chadwick: The “Father of Baseball” Was a SportswriterCountry=." National Pastime. 28: 26-29.
Cleaver, J. D. (1965) Heritage of a National Game: Social Baseball 1845-1875Country=. State University of New York Press.
Gower, D. (2002) History of CricketCountry=. Pellinore Productions. (DVD)
Betts, J. R. (1971) "Home Front, Battle Field, and Sport During the Civil WarCountry=." Research Quarterly. 42.
Danielson, M. N. (1997) Home Team: Professional Sports and the American MetropolisCountry=. Princeton University Press.
McCulloch, R. (1995) How Baseball Began: The Long Overlooked Truth about the Birth of BaseballCountry=. Warwick. (reprinted by McFarland, 2001)
Seymour, H. (1956) "How Baseball BeganCountry=." Historical Society Quarterly: 369-385. (Reprinted in John Thorn, ed., The Armchair Book of Baseball: An All-Star Lineup Celebrates America’s National Pastime [Galahad Books, 1997], pp 283-295.)
Brasch, R. (1970) How Did Sports Begin? A Look at the Origins of Man at PlayCountry=. New York, David McKay Company.
Cummings, C. (1997) How I Pitched the First CurveCountry=. The Complete Armchair Book of Baseball. New York, Galahad Books: 468-470. (first published in 1985 or 1987. J. Thorn, editor)
Chadwick, A. (1995) Illustrated History of BaseballCountry=. Chartwell Books.
Felber, Bill, editor (2013) Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games of the Nineteenth CenturyCountry=US. 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.)
Antonelli, Johnny (2012) Johnny Antonelli: A Baseball Memoir. RIT Press.
Ivor-Campbell, F. (2007) "Knickerbocker Base Ball: The Birth and Infancy of the Modern GameCountry=." Base Ball. 1(2): 55-66.
KBB Club () Knickerbocker Score Books, Game Books, and Meeting LogsCountry=US. (On microfilm from NYPL; SABR has a copy of the set as well as the Chadwick and Spalding and Wright scrapbooks and diaries.)
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.)
Kirsch, G. B. (1991) Massachusetts Baseball and Cricket, 1840-1870Country=US. Sports in Massachusetts: Historical Essays. Westfield, MA, Institute for Massachusetts Studies: 1-15. (R. Story, ed.)
Thilgen, D. (2002) Midwest and National Base Ball in Minnesota NewspapersCountry=US. London, Ontario, VBBA Annual Convention.
Burk, R. F. (1994) Never Just a Game: Players, Owners, and American Baseball to 1920Country=. University of North Carolina Press.
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.)
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.)
Brodribb, G. (1995) Next Man In: A Survey of Cricket Laws and CustomsCountry=. Souvenir Press. (revision of the 1952 edition)
Irwin, W. (1945) "No, It Wasn't Doubleday!Country=." Baseball Digest: 52-54.
Chadwick, H. () NotebooksCountry=.
Casway, J. (2007) "Octavius Catto and the Pythians of PhiladelphiaCountry=." Pennsylvania Legacies. 7(1): 5-9.
Crosby, J. (1951) "Ode to the Baseball SeasonCountry=." Saturday Review. 35: 46.
Husman, J. R. (2004) Ohio's First Baseball GameCountry=US. Played by Confederates and Taught to Yankees. 8.
Betts, J. R. (1952) Organized Sport in Industrial AmericaCountry=. University of Michigan Dissertation Services.
Anon. (1889) Origin of the National Game of BaseballCountry=. Mercury Sporting Guide for 1889 Containing the History and Records of Baseball. 1-5.
Light, J. F. (1997) Origins of BaseballCountry=. The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball. McFarland.
Williams, P. (1994) Origins of the Baseball MythCountry=. The Sports Immortals. Bowling Green, OH, Bowling Green State University Popular Press: 67-70.
Thorn, J. (1995) Our Game. Total BaseballCountry=. The Official Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball. Viking Press: 5-14. (4th edition)
Alexander, C. (1991) Our Game: An American Baseball HistoryCountry=. Henry Holt.
Block, David (2019) Pastime Lost:The Humble, Original, and Now Completely Forgotten Game of English Baseball. Yes. Lincoln NE, University of Nebraska Press: 298.
Freyer, J., and Mark Rucker, Ed. (2005) Peverelly's National Game: Images of BaseballCountry=. Arcadia Publishing. (a reprinting of the chapter "The National Game," from Charles Peverelly's 1866 self-published book, American Pastimes)
Goldstein, W. (1989) Playing for Keeps: A History of Early BaseballCountry=. Cornell University Press. (paperback edition, 1991)
Seymour, H. (1990) "Review of Kirsch's 'The Creation of American Team Sports'Country=." Journal of American History. 77(1): 294-295.
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 (2008) Rhode Island Baseball: The Early YearsCountry=US. History Press. (Pages 21-31 (most of chapters 1 and 2) address the amateur era in Rhode Island base ball)
Burnett, J. (2000) Riot, Revelry and Rout: Sport in Lowland Scotland Before 1860Country=. East Linton, Scotland, Tuckwell Press.
Zoerink, D. A. (1966) RoundersCountry= 1. Encyclopedia of World Sport: From Ancient Times to the Present. Santa Barbara, CA, ABC-CLIO: 816-818.
Gini, C. (1939) "Rural Games in LibyaCountry=." Rural Sociology. 4(3): 283-299.
Spalding, A. G. (1874) Scrapbooks, 1874-1913Country=.
Maigaard, P. (1940) "Slagboldspillenes HistorieCountry=." Danske Studien: 33-48.
Green, S. (1988) "Some Cricket RecordsCountry=." Archives. 18(80): 187-198.
Morse, J. (1888) Sphere and Ash: History of Base BallCountry=. Boston, J. F. Spofford. (reprinted by Camden House, Columbia SC, 1984)
Riess, S. A. (1995) Sport in Industrial American, 1850-1920Country=. Wheeling IL, Harlan Davidson.
Jarvie, G., ed. (2000) Sport, Scotland and the ScotsCountry=. London, Tuckwell Press.
Jewell, B. (1977) Sports and Games: History and OriginsCountry=. Tunbridge Wells, UK, Midas Books.
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