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Guarinoni, H. (1610) The Horrors of the Devastation of the Human Race. Ingolstadt, Austria. (Orig: Greuel der Verwustung des Menschlichen Geschlechts.)
Nyren, J. (1828) The Progress of Cricket. (7th edition. Reprinted in Chronicles of Cricket. London, Swan, Sonnenschein, Lowrey and Co., 1888: 92-101)
Daniels, G. P. (1845) Boy’s and Girl’s Book of Sports. Providence, Geo. Daniels.
Pycroft, J. (1854) The Cricket Field. London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans.
Adams, D. L., et al. (1854) The New York Baseball Rules. The Book of American Pastimes. New York: 346-348.
Pardon, G. (1858) Games for All Seasons. London, James Blackwood.
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. (1859) Base Ball - Who Plays the Genuine Game?. Buffalo Morning Express.
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)
Peverelly, C. (1866) Book of American Pastimes, Containing a History of the Principal Base Ball, Cricket, Rowing and Yachting Clubs of the United States. New York, privately printed. (reprinted in 2005 as Peverelly's National Game, John Freyer and Mark Rucker, eds., Arcadia)
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. (1868) 'Balls Days' in the Year AD 1858. The Game of Base Ball. Columbia, SC, Camden House: 178-181.
Chadwick, H. (1868) American Chronicle of Sports and Pastimes. New York: 2. (published in book form, 1996)
Anon. (1870) "Base-Ball as a Pastime and as a Business." Spirit of the Times. 23: 235.
Gale, F. (1871) Echoes from Old Cricket Fields. London, Simpkin, Marshall.
Spalding, A. G. (1874) Scrapbooks, 1874-1913.
Routledge, E., ed. (1881) Every Boy's Book; A Complete Encyclopedia of Sports and Amusements. London, George Routledge and Sons. (Fourteenth Edition; First edition 1841)
Chadwick, H. (1881) A Plea for Base-Ball. New York Times: 5.
Anon. (1884) Baseball: Its Rise and Progress. The New York Clipper Annual. New York Clipper: 29-36.
Anon. (1887) "Base Ball Reminiscences: Part I - The Evolution of Base Ball." National Daily Base Ball Gazette.
Anon. (1887) The Game of Cricket. Sonnenschein.
Morse, J. (1888) Sphere and Ash: History of Base Ball. Boston, J. F. Spofford. (reprinted by Camden House, Columbia SC, 1984)
Ward, J. M. (1888) Base-ball: How to Become a Player. Philadelphia, The Athletic Publishing Company. (SABR reprint, 1993)
Anon. (1889) Origin of the National Game of Baseball. Mercury Sporting Guide for 1889 Containing the History and Records of Baseball. 1-5.
Culin, S. (1891) "Street Games of Boys in Brooklyn." Journal of American Folklore. 4: 231-233.
Blancke, C. (1891) "Cricket in America." Harper's Weekly. 35: 725.
Phillips, B. (1894) "Cricket in the Forties." Harper's Weekly. 38: 908 ff.
Knowles, R. G., and Richard Morton (1896) Baseball in America. Baseball: The "Oval" Series of Games. London, George Routledge and Sons, Ltd: 82 ff.
Bene, D. D. (1898) Fifty Years Reminiscences of Scottish Cricket. Glasgow.
Anson, A. C. (1900) A Ball Player’s Career. Chicago, Era Publishing. (reprinted by Amereon, 1993.)
Church, S. R. (1902) Base Ball, 1845-1871. San Francisco. (Reprinted by Pyne Press, Princeton, 1974)
Strutt, J. (1903) The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England—A New Edition, Much Enlarged and Corrected by J. Charles Fox. London, Methuen. (Reissued by Singing Tree Press, Detroit, 1968)
Norton, F. C. (1904) That Strange Yankee Game, Wicket. Hartford, Hartford Courant. (Reprinted in Bristol Connecticut, City Printing Company, Hartford, 1907)
Spalding, A. G. (1905) What is the Origin of Base Ball?. Spalding’s Official Base Ball Guide, 1905. Spalding: 3-13.
Spalding, A. G. (1905) "The Origin and History of Baseball." American Boy. 6(215). (first of two parts)
Spalding, A. G. (1906) The Origin of Base BallCountry=. Spalding’s Official Base Ball Guide – 1906. Spalding: 6.
Knight, A. E. (1906) The Complete Cricketer. London, Methuen and Company.
Lovett, J. D. W. (1907) Old Boston Boys and the Games They Played. Boston, Riverside Press: Chapter XII, 125-132.
Sarchet, C. M. (1908) "Baseball as Played By the Indians." Baseball. 1: 26-28.
Sullivan, J. E. (1908) The Origin of Base Ball. Spalding’s Guide to Base Ball – 1908. Spalding: 35-49.
Rankin, W. (1909) "The History of Baseball." Baseball Magazine. 3: 13-22.
Irwin, W. (1909) "Before the Professionals Came." Collier's. 43: 12-15.
Richter, F. C. (1909) A Brief History of Baseball. Sporting Life Publications.
Seymour, G. D. (1909) The Old-Time Game of Wicket and Some Old-Time Wicket Players. 2. Papers and Addresses of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut. 269-303.
Spink, A. H. (1910) The National Game. National Game Publishing. (2nd Edition, 1911 -- reprinted by Southern Illinois University Press, 2000)
McKinnon, L. C. (1910) "Games Played with a Ball." Baseball. 4: 71-72.
Barrett, P. V. (1910) "Baseball in the Seventeenth Century." Baseball. 5(75-76).
Spalding, A. G. (1911) America’s National Game: Historic Facts Concerning the Beginnings, Evolution, Development and Popularity of Base Ball. New York, American Sports Publishing Company. (reprinted by University of Nebraska Press, 1992)
Morland, G. (1914) Balldom: A History of Baseball. (Produced in DVD by Golden Age, 1999)
Phelps-Stokes, I. N. (1915) The Iconography of Manhattan Island, 1915 - 1928Country=. New York, Robert H. Dodd. (reprinted in 1967 by Amo)
Fogel, H. S. (1921) Evolution of Baseball from 1833 Up to the Present Time. Philadelphia?, Daily Evening Telegraph.
Nugent, W. H. (1925) "Baseball's Age of Innocence." American Legion Weekly. 7(4-5): 14-17.
Anon (1926) "The Origin of Baseball." Youth's Companion. 100: 686.
Agen, M. (1927) "Baseball Known in Old World Under Various Names." Baseball. 38: 521.
Krout, J. A. (1929) Annals of American Sport. New Haven, Yale University Press.
Cardus, N. (1930) Cricket (Cardus). London, Longmans Green and Co.
Bonner, M. G. (1930) "The Birth of Baseball." St. Nicholas. 57(12): 931-932.
Holliman, J. (1931) American Sports (1785-1835). Durhan, NC, Seeman Press. (republished by Porcupine Press, Philadelphia, 1975)
Moult, T., ed. (1935) Bat and Ball; A New Book of Cricket. Arthur Barker Ltd. (Reprinted in 1960 by Sprotsman's Book Club)
Anon. (1937) The MCC 1787 - 1937. London, The Times Publishing Company.
Doubleday, A. (1939) A Century of Baseball. Louisville, Kentucky, Standard Printing Company. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Century-Baseball-1839-1939-/370511002543)
Henderson, R. W. (1939) "Baseball and Rounders." Bulletin of the New York Public Library. 43(4): 303-314.
Gini, C. (1939) "Rural Games in Libya." Rural Sociology. 4(3): 283-299.
Louden, G. A. (1939) Beginnings an d Development of the Game of Baseball. Cooperstown, self-published.
Maigaard, P. (1940) "Slagboldspillenes Historie." Danske Studien: 33-48.
Gini, C. (1941) "Considerazioni ed Ipotesi Sull'origine del 'Om el Mahag'." Genus. 5(1-2): 73-86.
Maigaard, P. (1941) "Battingball Games." Genus. 5.
Menke, F. G. (1944) Baseball (Menke). Encyclopedia of Sports. A. S. Barnes: 55ff.
Irwin, W. (1945) "No, It Wasn't Doubleday!." Baseball Digest: 52-54.
Butler, S. H. (1946) A Concise History of Cricket. Cricket Book Society.
Henderson, R. W. (1947) Ball, Bat, and Bishop: the Origin of Ball Games. New York, Rockport Press.
Brewster, P. G. (1947) "Games and Sports in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century British Literature." Western Folklore. 6(2): 143-156.
Menke, F. G. (1947) Baseball -- Major. The New Encyclopedia of Sports. New York, A. S. Barnes and Company: 77ff.
Mehl, E. (1948) "Baseball in the Stone Age." Western Folklore. 7(2): 145-161.
Hubbell, R. W. (1948) Tribute Paid to General Doubleday, Founder of Our National Game. New York, New York Times.
Hole, C. (1949) English Sports and Pastimes. London, B. T. Batsford, Ltd.
Wymer, N. (1949) Sport in England: A History of Two Thousand Years of Games and Pastimes. London, George G. Harrap and Co.
Smith, R. (1949) Baseball (Smith). Simon and Schuster.
Warner, P. (1950) Gentlemen v. Players, 1806-1949. London, George G. Harrap and Co.
Lieb, F. G. (1950) The Baseball Story. G. P. Putnam’s.
Lardner, J. (1950) Mr. Henderson and the Cooperstown Myth. True.
Parker, E. (1950) The History of Cricket. London, Seeley Service & Co.
Rait Kerr, R. S. (1950) The Laws of Cricket: Their History and Growth. Longmans, Green & Co.
Crosby, J. (1951) "Ode to the Baseball Season." Saturday Review. 35: 46.
Parker, D. (1951) "Who Really Invented Baseball?." Sport. 10: 14-17.
Bartlett, A. (1951) Baseball and Mr. Spalding: The History and Romance of Baseball. Farrar, Straus and Young.
Lester, J. A. (1951) A Century of Philadelphia Cricket. University of Pennsylvania Press.
Hammond, W. (1952) Cricket’s Secret HistoryCountry=. London, Stanley Paul & Co..
Wittke, C. (1952) "Baseball in its Adolescence." Ohio State Archeological and Historical Quarterly. 61(2): 111-127.
Betts, J. R. (1952) Organized Sport in Industrial America. University of Michigan Dissertation Services.
Brewster, P. G. (1953) American Nonsinging Games. University of Oklahoma Press.
Toyne, S. M. (1955) "The Early History of Cricket." History Today. 6: 357-365.
Seymour, H. (1956) "How Baseball Began." 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.)
Turkin, H., and S. C. Thomson (1956) The Official Encyclopedia of Baseball: Revised Edition. New York, A. S. Barnes and Company.
Martineau, G. D. (1957) They Made Cricket. London, The Sportsman's Book Club.
Durant, J. (1959) The Story of Baseball in Words and Pictures. New York, Hastings House. (first edition was 1947)
Danzig, A., and Joe Reichler (1959) Baseball: Its Great Players, Teams, and Managers. Prentice-Hall.
Seymour, H. (1960) Baseball: The Early Years. (Oxford University Press printed a later edition in 1989.)
Webber, R. (1961) The Phoenix History of Cricket. Phoenix Sports Books.
Orem, P. (1961) Baseball (1845-1881) From the Newspaper Accounts. Altadena, CA, private printing.
Crockett, D. S. (1961) "Sports and Recreational Practices of Union and Confederate Soldiers." Research Quarterly. 32: 335-347.
Rosenburg, J. M. (1962) The Story of Baseball. Random House.
Atkinson, F. (1963) "'Knur and Spell' and Allied Games." Folk Life. 1: 43-65.
Gomme, A. B. (1964) The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland, Volume 2. New York, Dover. (reprint -- original publication 1898)
Cleaver, J. D. (1965) Heritage of a National Game: Social Baseball 1845-1875. State University of New York Press.
Zoerink, D. A. (1966) Rounders (Zoerink) 1. Encyclopedia of World Sport: From Ancient Times to the Present. Santa Barbara, CA, ABC-CLIO: 816-818.
Voigt, D. Q. (1966) American Baseball: From Gentleman’s Sport to the Commissioner System. Oklahoma University Press. (reprinted by Pennsylvania State University Press, 1983)
Miers, E. S. (1967) Baseball (Miers). Grosset and Dunlap.
Parker, B. (1967) "Batter Up: Fort Wayne's Baseball History." Old Fort News. 30(3).
Wallop, D. (1969) Baseball: An Informal History. W. W. Norton. (Bantam paperbock published 1970)
Brasch, R. (1970) How Did Sports Begin? A Look at the Origins of Man at Play. New York, David McKay Company.
Lewis, G. (1970) "The Beginning of Organized Collegiate Sport." American Quarterly. 22(2): 222-229.
Hajdu, G. (1971) Collection of Hungarian Folk Games. Budapest. (translated from Hungarian 'Magyar Nepi Jatekok Gyujtemenye')
Betts, J. R. (1971) "Home Front, Battle Field, and Sport During the Civil War." Research Quarterly. 42.
Somers, D. A. (1972) The Rise of Sports in New Orleans, 1850-1900. Louisiana State University Press.
Goulstone, J. (1972) Early Club and Village Cricket. (Private publication)
Leitner, I. A. (1972) Baseball: Diamond in the Rough. Criterion Books.
Ross, G. (1972) A History of Cricket. London, Arthur Barket.
Peterson, H. (1973) The Man Who Invented Baseball. Charles Scribner’s Sons.
Betts, J. R. (1974) America’s Sporting Heritage: 1850-1950. Addison Wesley.
Voigt, D. Q. (1976) America Through Baseball. Chicago, Nelson-Hall.
Jewell, B. (1977) Sports and Games: History and Origins. Tunbridge Wells, UK, Midas Books.
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.
Arlott, J. a. T., F. (1977) Arlott and Trueman on Cricket. London, British Broadcasting Company.
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.)
Grossinger, R. (1977) Baseball Variants. Baseball I Gave You the Best Years of My Life. Oakland, North Atlantic Books: 21-24.
Brookes, C. (1978) English Cricket: The Game and its Players Through the Ages. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
Viney, N., and Neil Grant (1978) An Illustrated History of Ball Games. London, Book Club Associates.
Guttman, A. (1978) From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports. Columbia University Press.
Dunning, E., and Kenneth Sheard (1979) Barbarians, Gentlemen, and Players. Oxford, Martin Robinson.
Tyrrell, I. (1979) The Emergence of Modern American Baseball, c. 1850-1880. Sport in History: The Making of Modern Sport History. R. Cashman, and Michael McKernan. St. Lucia, University of Queensland Press: 205-216.
Green, B., Ed. (1979) Wisden Anthology 1864 - 1900. Queen Anne Press.
Daniel, W. H. (1979) "The Rage in the Hill City: The Beginnings of Baseball in Lynchburg." Virginia Cavalcade. 28: 186-191.
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.
Couzens, G. S. (1980) A Baseball Album. New York, Lippincott and Crowell.
Vincent, T. (1981) The Rise and Fall of American Sport. New York, Seaview Books.
Green, S. (1982) Cricketing Bygones. Shire Publications.
Baker, W. J. (1982) Sports in the Western World. Totowa, NJ, Rowman and Littlefield.
Ritter, L. S. (1983) The Story of BaseballCountry=. HarperTrophy. (Beech Tree edition -- 1999)
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.)
Anon (1984) Cricket: History of the Game, Equipment, .... St. Peters, Australia, Gregory's Publishing Company.
Gelber, S. M. (1984) "'Their Hands Are All Out Playing:' Business and Amateur Baseball, 1845-1917." Journal of Sport History. 11(1): 5-27.
Levine, P. (1985) A. G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball. Oxford University Press.
Brayshaw, I. (1985) The ABC of Cricket: The History, The Laws, a Glossary of Terms. Sydney, Australian Broadcasting Company.
McLean, T. (1985) The English at Play in the Middle Ages. Kensal Press.
Williams, M. E. (1985) Double Century: 200 Years of Cricket in The Times. Collins and Willow.
Durso, J. (1986) Baseball and the American Dream. The Sporting News.
Bowman, J. S., and Joel Zoss (1986) The Pictorial History of Baseball. New York, Gallery Books.
Endrei, W., and Laszlo Zolnay (1986) Fun and Games in Old Europe. Budapest, Corvina Klado.
Adelman, M. A. (1986) A Sporting Time: New York City and the Rise of Modern Athletics, 1820-1870. University of Illinois Press.
Wert, J. D. (1987) "Gentlemen Don’t Steal Bases." Sports History. 1(1): 34-41.
Egan, J. (1987) The Story of Cricket in Australia. Crows Nest, NSW, Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Lewis, T. (1987) Double Century: The Story of MCC and Cricket. Hodder and Stoughton.
Astor, G. (1988) The Baseball Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary Book. Prentice Hall.
Green, S. (1988) "Some Cricket Records." Archives. 18(80): 187-198.
Brooke, R., and Peter Matthews (1988) Guiness Cricket Firsts. Guiness Books.
Guttman, A. (1988) A Whole New Ball Game: An Interpretation of American Sports. University of North Carolina Press.
Green, B. (1988) A History of CricketCountry=. London, Barrie and Jenkins.
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.
Gabriel, J. D. (1988) "The Celtic Claim to the Grand Old Game." Minneapolis Review of Baseball. 7(3): 26-28.
Sumner, J. (1989) Baseball at Salisbury Prison Camp. Baseball History. Westport, CT: 19-27.
Marks, V. (1989) Wisden Illustrated History of Cricket. W. H. Smith.
Kirsch, G. B. (1989) The Creation of American Team Sports: Baseball and Cricket, 1838-1872. University of Illinois Press.
Rucker, M., and Stephen Hanks (1989) 150 Years of Baseball. Publications International.
Goldstein, W. (1989) Playing for Keeps: A History of Early Baseball. Cornell University Press. (paperback edition, 1991)
Seymour, H. (1990) Baseball: The People’s Game. Oxford University Press.
Merrifield, A. S. (1990) Baseball: Early History to 1869. Sports Encyclopedia of North America. Gulf Breeze, FL, Academic International Press: 139-152.
Seymour, H. (1990) "Review of Kirsch's 'The Creation of American Team Sports'." Journal of American History. 77(1): 294-295.
Alvarez, M. (1990) The Old Ball Game. Redefinition.
Astifan, P. (1990) "Baseball in the 19th Century." Rochester History. 52(3): 2-23.
Scholefield, P. (1990) Cricket Laws and Terms. Kent Town, Australia, Axiom Publishing.
Charlton, J. (1991) The Baseball Chronology. MacMillan.
Manchester, H. (1991) Ball Games: 1800-1860. Four Centuries of Sport in America: 1490-1890. Lyon, Mississippi, Derrydale Press: 121-130.
Alexander, C. (1991) Our Game: An American Baseball History. Henry Holt.
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.)
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)
Goldstein, R. (1991) Superstars and Screwballs: 100 Years of Brooklyn Baseball. Dutton. (Book has not been evaluated.)
Casway, J. (1992) "At The Old Ball Game." Temple Review.
Pietruzsa, D. (1992) A Question of Territory. Troy’s Baseball Heritage. Troy, NY, Society for American Baseball Research: 13. (Not evaluated.)
Thorn, J. (1992) "The True Father of Baseball." Elysian Fields Quarterly. (revised several times since; most recently published in Total Baseball, 8th ed. (Sport Classic Books, 2004))
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.)
Rader, B. G. (1992) Baseball: A History of America’s Game. University of Illinois Press.
Anderson, Will (1992) Was Baseball Really Invented in Maine?. Yes. Will Anderson.
Ryczek, W. J. (1992) Blackguards and Red Stockings: A History of Baseball's National Association. Wallingford CT, Colebrook Press.
Gorn, E., and Warren Goldstein (1993) A Brief History of American Sports. Hill and Wang.
Gershman, M. (1993) Green Pastures (1845-1875). Diamonds: The Evolution of the Ballpark. Houghton Mifflin: 5-23.
Ward, G. C., and Ken Burns (1994) Baseball: An Illustrated History. Alfred A. Knopf.
Guttman, A. (1994) BaseballCountry=. Games and Empire: Modern Sports and Cultural Imperialism. Columbia University Press: 71-96.
Ward, G. C., with Ken Burns and Paul Robert Walker (1994) Who Invented The Game?: Baseball, The American Epic. A. A. Knopf.
Shieber, T. (1994) "The Evolution of the Baseball Diamond." Baseball Research Journal. 23: 3-12.
Burk, R. F. (1994) Never Just a Game: Players, Owners, and American Baseball to 1920. University of North Carolina Press.
Williams, P. (1994) Origins of the Baseball Myth. The Sports Immortals. Bowling Green, OH, Bowling Green State University Popular Press: 67-70.
Gilbert, T. (1995) Elysian Fields: The Birth of Baseball. Grolier.
Brodribb, G. (1995) Next Man In: A Survey of Cricket Laws and Customs. Souvenir Press. (revision of the 1952 edition)
Thorn, J. (1995) Our Game. Total Baseball. The Official Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball. Viking Press: 5-14. (4th edition)
Humber, W. (1995) Diamonds in the North: A Concise History of Baseball in Canada. Oxford University Press.
Frommer, H. (1995) Big Apple Baseball: An Illustrated History from the Burroughs to the Ballparks. Dallas, Tavlor Publishing. (Book is missing from shelf.)
Chadwick, A. (1995) Illustrated History of Baseball. Chartwell Books.
McCulloch, R. (1995) How Baseball Began: The Long Overlooked Truth about the Birth of Baseball. Warwick. (reprinted by McFarland, 2001)
Sullivan, D. A., Ed. (1995) Early Innings: A Documentary History of Baseball 1825-1908. University of Nebraska Press.
Howorth, P. (1995) East Yorkshire Cricket 1778-1914. Driffield, Lowndes Publications.
Martin-Jenkins, C. (1995) Cricket: A Way of Life. Marks and Spenser. (1984 hardback edition by Century Publishing)
Riess, S. A. (1995) Sport in Industrial American, 1850-1920. Wheeling IL, Harlan Davidson.
Setzer, J. (1996) Baseball in the Nineteenth Century. Society for American Baseball Research.
Zoss, J., and John Bowman (1996) Diamonds in the Rough. Contemporary Books.
Rader, B. G. (1996) Baseball – North American 1. Encyclopedia of World Sport: From Ancient Times to the Present. Santa Barbara CA, ABC-CLIO: 91-99.
Solomon, B. (1997) The Baseball Timeline. Stonesong Press.
Danielson, M. N. (1997) Home Team: Professional Sports and the American Metropolis. Princeton University Press.
Soos, T. (1997) Before the Curse: The Glory Days of New England Baseball, 1858-1918. Hyannis, MA, Parnassus Imprints.
Light, J. F. (1997) Origins of Baseball. The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball. McFarland.
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)
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)
Nemec, D., and Saul Wisnia (1997) Baseball: More Than 150 Years. Publications International Ltd.
Koppett, L. (1998) Concise History of Major League Baseball. Temple University Press: 1-14.
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.)
Melville, T. (1998) The Tented Field: A History of Cricket in America. Bowling Green University Popular Press.
Birley, D. (1999) A Social History of English Cricket. Aurum Press.
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.)
Levinson, D., and Karen Christopher, Ed. (1999) Encyclopedia of World Sport: From Ancient Times to the Present. Oxford University Press.
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.
Burnett, J. (2000) Riot, Revelry and Rout: Sport in Lowland Scotland Before 1860. East Linton, Scotland, Tuckwell Press.
Tygiel, J. (2000) The Mortar of Which Baseball is Held Together: Henry Chadwick and the Invention of Baseball Statistics. Past Time: Baseball as History. Oxford University Press: 15-34.
Moesche, C. R. (2000) Day-by-Day in Baseball History. McFarland.
Tygiel, J. (2000) The National Game: Reflections on the Rise of Baseball in the 1850s and 1860s. Past Time: Baseball as History. Oxford University Press: 3-14.
Terry, David (2000) "The Seventeenth Century Game of Cricket: A Reconstruction of the Game." The Sports Historian(Number 20): 33-43.
Jarvie, G., ed. (2000) Sport, Scotland and the Scots. London, Tuckwell Press.
Goulstone, J. (2001) Hambledon: The Men and the Myths. Cambridge, England, Roger Heavens: 1-7.
Smith, C. (2001) Storied Stadiums: Baseball's History Through its Ballparks. New York, Carrol and Graf.
Elston, G. (2001) A Stitch in Time: A Baseball Chronology, 1845 - 2000. Halcyon Press.
Reaves, J. A. (2001) Taking in a Game: A History of Baseball in Asia. Lincoln NE, University of Nebraska Press.
Poillucci, J. V. (2001) Baseball in Dutchess County: When it Was a GameCountry=US. Routledge Books. (Not evaluated.)
Millen, P. (2001) From Pastime to Passion: Baseball and the Civil War. Bowie, MD, Heritage Books.
Story, R. (2001) The Country of the Young: The Meaning of Baseball in Early American Culture. Baseball History from Outside the Lines. J. E. Dreifort. University of Nebraska Press: 19-33.
Thilgen, D. (2002) Midwest and National Base Ball in Minnesota Newspapers. London, Ontario, VBBA Annual Convention.
Gower, D. (2002) History of Cricket. Pellinore Productions. (DVD)
Turner, Brian and John S. Bowman (2002, rev. 2011) The Hurrah Game: Baseball in Northampton, 1791-1953. x. Northampton MA, Historic Northampton. (26 pages of this 93-page book treat base ball's pre-professional period.)
Ribowsky, M. (2003) The Complete History of the Home Run. New York, Citadel Press.
Morris, Peter (2003) Baseball Fever: Early Basebnall in Michigan. U of Michigan Press: 362.
Willughby, F., and Clive L. Hardy (2003) Francis Willughby’s Book of Games: A Seventeenth Century Treatise on Sports, Games, and Pastimes. Ashgate Publishing. (based on a 1670s manuscript)
Kirsch, G. B. (2003) Baseball in Blue and Gray. Princeton University Press.
Rucker, M., and John Freyer (2003) 19th Century Baseball in Chicago. Arcadia Publishing. (Not evaluated.)
Clark, J. (2003) A History of Australian Baseball: Time and Game. Lincoln, NE, University of Nebraska Press.
Podoll, B. A. (2003) The Minor League Milwaukee Brewers, 1859-1952. McFarland.
Cvornyek, R. L. (2003) Baseball in Newark: Images of Baseball. Arcadia.
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.
Pitoniak, Scott (2003) Baseball in Rochester. Arcadia Publishing.
Morris, P. (2003) Baseball Fever: Early Baseball in Michigan. University of Michigan Press.
McGuire, M. (2003) "The Ongoing Fable of Baseball." New York Archives. 2(4): 8-12.
Miller, S. G. (2004) Arete: Greek Sports from Ancient Sources. University of California Press.
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.)
Dewey, D. (2004) The Tenth Man: The Fan in Baseball History. New York, Carroll and Graf.
Bowman, J. S., and Joel Zoss (2004) Diamonds in the Rough: The Untold History of Baseball. University of Nebraska Press.
Husman, J. R. (2004) Ohio's First Baseball Game. Played by Confederates and Taught to Yankees. 8.
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.
Collins, T., et al. (2005) Encyclopedia of Traditional British Rural Sports. Routledge.
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)
Block, D. (2005) Baseball Before We Knew It: A Search for the Roots of the Game. University of Nebraska Press.
Jensen, D. (2005) The Timeline History of Baseball. Palgrave Books.
Thorn, J. (2005) The Game that Got Away. Boston, Boston Globe.
Vecsey, G. (2006) Baseball: A History of America's Favorite Game. New York, The Modern Library.
Sentance, P. D. (2006) Cricket in America, 1710-2000. Jefferson, NC, McFarland.
Shiffert, J. (2006) Base Ball in Philadelphia: A History of the Early Game, 1831-1900. Jefferson, NC, McFarland: 288. (The first two chapters (30 pages) cover the period before the Civil War.)
Hulbert, J. (2007) "Fast Day: Boston's Original Opening Day." Base Ball. 1(1): 73-77.
Shiffert, J. (2007) "From Pastime to Monopoly." Pennsylvania Legacies. 7(1): 16-21.
Casway, J. (2007) "Octavius Catto and the Pythians of Philadelphia." Pennsylvania Legacies. 7(1): 5-9.
Macfarlane, A. (2007) "The Knickerbockers; San Francisco's First Baseball Team?." Base Ball. 1(1): 7-21.
Morris, P. (2007) The Pursuit of Pleasure Under Difficulties. Level Playing Fields: How the Groundskeeping Murphy Brothers Shaped Baseball. Lincoln, NE, University of Nebraska Press: 15-32.
Ivor-Campbell, F. (2007) "Knickerbocker Base Ball: The Birth and Infancy of the Modern Game." Base Ball. 1(2): 55-66.
Schiff, A. J. (2007) 'The Father of Baseball': A Biography of Henry Chadwick. Jefferson, NC, McFarland.
Gonzalez, C. (2007) "A New Perspective on Mexican Baseball Origins." Base Ball. 1(2): 64-72.
Thorn, J. (2007) "1791 And All That; Baseball and the Berkshires." Base Ball. 1(1): 119-126.
Hershberger, R. (2007) "A Reconstruction of Philadelphia Town Ball." Base Ball. 1(2): 28-43.
Block, D. (2008) "A Peek into the Pocket-Book." Base Ball. 2(1): 17-28.
Astifan, Priscilla and Larry McCray (2008) "'Old Fashioned Base Ball' in Western New York, 1825-1860." Base Ball. 2(2): 26-34.
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.)
Schiff, A. J. (2008) "Henry Chadwick: The 'Father of Baseball' Was a Sportswriter." National Pastime. 28: 26-29.
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.)
Ryczek, William J. (2009) Baseball's First Inning: A History of the National Pastime Through the Civil War. Yes. Jefferson NC, McFarland and Company.
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.)
Turner, Brian (2011) "1755 -- 'The Bat and Ball;' A Distinct Game or a Generic Term?." Base Ball. 5(1): 37 - 40.
Tholkes, Robert (2011) "1860 -- The 'Sunday Mercury' Summarizes the 1860 Season." Base Ball. 5(1): 136 - 138.
Hershberger, Richard (2011) "1821 -- New York Mansion Converted to Venue Suitable for Ballplaying." Base Ball. 5(1): 58 - 60.
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).)
Hershberger, Richard (2011) "1831 -- The Olympic Ball Club of Philadelphia." Base Ball. 5(1): 77-80.
Lewis, Harry (2011) "1781 -- Protoball at Harvard: From Pastime to Contest." Base Ball. 5(1): 41 - 45.
Waff, Craig (2011) "1860 -- Atlantics and Excelsiors Compete for the 'Championship'." Base Ball. 5(1): 139 - 142.
Altherr, Thomas (2011) "1850 -- Southern Ball-Games." Base Ball. 5(1): 103 - 105.
Thompson, George (2011) "1823 -- Game of Baseball Reported in 'National Advocate'." Base Ball. 51: 61 - 64.
Schaefer, Robert (2011) "1858 -- The Changes Wrought by the Great Base Ball Match of 1858." Base Ball. 5(1): 122 - 126.
Brown, Randall (2011) "1837 -- William Wheaton and the Evolution of the New York Game." Base Ball. 5(1): 81 - 84.
Thorn, John (2011) "1791 -- The Pittsfield 'Baseball' Bylaw -- What it Means." Base Ball. 5(1): 46 - 49.
Lusted, Andrew (2011) The Glynde Butterflies Stoolball Team, 1866-1887. Lewes, England.
Hise, Beth (2011) "1862 -- American Cricket in the 1860s." Base Ball. 5(1): 143 - 148.
Thorn, John (2011) "1853 -- The Baseball Press Emerges." Base Ball. 5(1): 106 - 110.
Astifan, Priscilla (2011) "1825 -- Thurlow Weed and the Growth of Baseball in Rochester, New York." Base Ball. 5(1): 65 - 68.
Payne, Marty (2011) "1858 -- Diffusion of the New York Game in Maryland." Base Ball. 5(1): 127 - 131.
Altherr, Thomas (2011) "1841 -- Barn Ball." Base Ball. 5(1): 85 - 88.
Millen, Patricia (2011) "1863 -- On the Battlefront, the New York Game Takes Hold." Base Ball. 5(1): 149 - 152.
Ryczek, William (2011) "1854 -- William Van Cott Writes a Letter to the Sporting Press." Base Ball. 5(1): 111 - 113.
Dyte, David (2011) "1845 -- Baseball in Brooklyn, 1845 - 1870." Base Ball. 5(1): 98 - 102.
McCray, Larry (2011) "1829 -- The Rise and Fall of New England-Style Ballplaying." Base Ball. 5(1): 69 - 72.
Thorn, John (2011) "1843 -- Magnolia Club Predates the Knickerbocker." Base Ball. 5(1): 89 - 92.
Thompson, George (2011) "1805 -- An Enigmatic 1805 'Game of Bace' in New York." Base Ball. 5(1): 55 - 57.
Turner, Brian and Larry McCray (2011) "1621 -- Pilgrim Stolball an the Profusion of American Safe-Haven BallgamesCountry=United States." Base Ball. 5(1): 10 -16.
McCray, Larry (2011) "1856 -- The New York Game in 1856: Poised for a National Launch." Base Ball. 5(1): 114 - 117.
Antonelli, Johnny (2012) Johnny Antonelli: A Baseball Memoir. RIT Press.
Morris, Peter, et. al., editors (2012) Base Ball Pioneers, 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.)
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.)
Hershberger, Richard (2013) "The Base Ball Convention of 1857." Base Ball. 7(Fall 2013): McFarland and Company: 28-44.
Christiano, Gregory (2013) "Baseball in the Bronx, Before the Yankees." The Bronx County Historical Journal. 50(Spring/Fall 2013): Baltimore, PublishAmerica: 16-31.
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.)
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.)
Hershberger, Richard (2014) "The Creation of the Alexander Cartwright Myth." The Baseball Research Journal. 43(1): SABR: 13-21.
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.)
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.)
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.
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.)
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.)
Tholkes, Robert J. (2016) "The Young and the Restless: George Wright, 1865-1868." Baseball Research Journal: SABR: 95 - 101.
Block, David (2019) Pastime Lost:The Humble, Original, and Now Completely Forgotten Game of English Baseball. Yes. Lincoln NE, University of Nebraska Press: 298.



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