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Guarinoni, H. (1610) The Horrors of the Devastation of the Human RaceCountry=. Ingolstadt, Austria. (Orig: Greuel der Verwustung des Menschlichen Geschlechts.)
Nyren, J. (1828) The Progress of CricketCountry=. (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.
Adams, D. L., et al. (1854) The New York Baseball RulesCountry=. The Book of American Pastimes. New York: 346-348.
Pycroft, J. (1854) The Cricket FieldCountry=. London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans.
Pardon, G. (1858) Games for All SeasonsCountry=. 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?Country=. Buffalo Morning Express.
Dick, Ed. (1864) The American Boys Book of Sports and Games: A Practical Guide to Indoor and Outdoor AmusementsCountry=. 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 StatesCountry=. New York, privately printed. (reprinted in 2005 as Peverelly's National Game, John Freyer and Mark Rucker, eds., Arcadia)
Chadwick, H. (1867) "The Ancient History of Base BallCountry=." Ball Player’s Chronicle: 4.
Chadwick, H. (1867) The Ball Players' ChronicleCountry=. Thompson & Pearson. ( also New England Base Ball Players Gazette.)
Chadwick, H. (1868) American Chronicle of Sports and PastimesCountry=. New York: 2. (published in book form, 1996)
Anon. (1870) "Base-Ball as a Pastime and as a BusinessCountry=." Spirit of the Times. 23: 235.
Gale, F. (1871) Echoes from Old Cricket FieldsCountry=. London, Simpkin, Marshall.
Spalding, A. G. (1874) Scrapbooks, 1874-1913Country=.
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)
Chadwick, H. (1881) A Plea for Base-BallCountry=. New York Times: 5.
Anon. (1884) Baseball: Its Rise and ProgressCountry=. The New York Clipper Annual. New York Clipper: 29-36.
Anon. (1887) "Base Ball Reminiscences: Part I - The Evolution of Base BallCountry=." National Daily Base Ball Gazette.
Anon. (1887) The Game of CricketCountry=. Sonnenschein.
Morse, J. (1888) Sphere and Ash: History of Base BallCountry=. Boston, J. F. Spofford. (reprinted by Camden House, Columbia SC, 1984)
Ward, J. M. (1888) Base-ball: How to Become a PlayerCountry=. Philadelphia, The Athletic Publishing Company. (SABR reprint, 1993)
Anon. (1889) Origin of the National Game of BaseballCountry=. Mercury Sporting Guide for 1889 Containing the History and Records of Baseball. 1-5.
Culin, S. (1891) "Street Games of Boys in BrooklynCountry=." Journal of American Folklore. 4: 231-233.
Blancke, C. (1891) "Cricket in AmericaCountry=." Harper's Weekly. 35: 725.
Phillips, B. (1894) "Cricket in the FortiesCountry=." Harper's Weekly. 38: 908 ff.
Knowles, R. G., and Richard Morton (1896) Baseball in AmericaCountry=. Baseball: The "Oval" Series of Games. London, George Routledge and Sons, Ltd: 82 ff.
Anson, A. C. (1900) A Ball Player’s CareerCountry=. Chicago, Era Publishing. (reprinted by Amereon, 1993.)
Church, S. R. (1902) Base Ball, 1845-1871Country=. 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 FoxCountry=. London, Methuen. (Reissued by Singing Tree Press, Detroit, 1968)
Norton, F. C. (1904) That Strange Yankee Game, WicketCountry=US. Hartford, Hartford Courant. (Reprinted in Bristol Connecticut, City Printing Company, Hartford, 1907)
Spalding, A. G. (1905) "The Origin and History of BaseballCountry=." American Boy. 6(215). (first of two parts)
Spalding, A. G. (1905) What is the Origin of Base Ball?. Spalding’s Official Base Ball Guide, 1905. Spalding: 3-13.
Spalding, A. G. (1906) The Origin of Base Ball (Spalding). Spalding’s Official Base Ball Guide – 1906. Spalding: 6.
Knight, A. E. (1906) The Complete CricketerCountry=. London, Methuen and Company.
Sullivan, J. E. (1908) The Origin of Base BallCountry=. Spalding’s Guide to Base Ball – 1908. Spalding: 35-49.
Sarchet, C. M. (1908) "Baseball as Played By the IndiansCountry=." Baseball. 1: 26-28.
Rankin, W. (1909) "The History of BaseballCountry=." Baseball Magazine. 3: 13-22.
Seymour, G. D. (1909) The Old-Time Game of Wicket and Some Old-Time Wicket Players.Country=US 2. Papers and Addresses of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut. 269-303.
Irwin, W. (1909) "Before the Professionals CameCountry=." Collier's. 43: 12-15.
Richter, F. C. (1909) A Brief History of BaseballCountry=. Sporting Life Publications.
Barrett, P. V. (1910) "Baseball in the Seventeenth CenturyCountry=." Baseball. 5(75-76).
Spink, A. H. (1910) The National GameCountry=. National Game Publishing. (2nd Edition, 1911 -- reprinted by Southern Illinois University Press, 2000)
McKinnon, L. C. (1910) "Games Played with a BallCountry=." Baseball. 4: 71-72.
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)
Morland, G. (1914) Balldom: A History of BaseballCountry=. (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 TimeCountry=. Philadelphia?, Daily Evening Telegraph.
Nugent, W. H. (1925) "Baseball's Age of InnocenceCountry=." American Legion Weekly. 7(4-5): 14-17.
Anon (1926) "The Origin of BaseballCountry=." Youth's Companion. 100: 686.
Agen, M. (1927) "Baseball Known in Old World Under Various NamesCountry=." Baseball. 38: 521.
Krout, J. A. (1929) Annals of American SportCountry=. New Haven, Yale University Press.
Cardus, N. (1930) CricketCountry=. 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)Country=. Durhan, NC, Seeman Press. (republished by Porcupine Press, Philadelphia, 1975)
Moult, T., ed. (1935) Bat and Ball; A New Book of CricketCountry=. Arthur Barker Ltd. (Reprinted in 1960 by Sprotsman's Book Club)
Anon. (1937) The MCC 1787 - 1937Country=. London, The Times Publishing Company.
Louden, G. A. (1939) Beginnings an d Development of the Game of BaseballCountry=. Cooperstown, self-published.
Doubleday, A. (1939) A Century of BaseballCountry=. Louisville, Kentucky, Standard Printing Company. (
Henderson, R. W. (1939) "Baseball and RoundersCountry=." Bulletin of the New York Public Library. 43(4): 303-314.
Gini, C. (1939) "Rural Games in LibyaCountry=." Rural Sociology. 4(3): 283-299.
Maigaard, P. (1940) "Slagboldspillenes HistorieCountry=." Danske Studien: 33-48.
Maigaard, P. (1941) "Battingball Games." Genus. 5.
Menke, F. G. (1944) BaseballCountry=. Encyclopedia of Sports. A. S. Barnes: 55ff.
Irwin, W. (1945) "No, It Wasn't Doubleday!Country=." Baseball Digest: 52-54.
Butler, S. H. (1946) A Concise History of CricketCountry=. Cricket Book Society.
Brewster, P. G. (1947) "Games and Sports in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century British LiteratureCountry=." Western Folklore. 6(2): 143-156.
Henderson, R. W. (1947) Ball, Bat, and Bishop: the Origin of Ball GamesCountry=. New York, Rockport Press.
Menke, F. G. (1947) Baseball -- MajorCountry=. The New Encyclopedia of Sports. New York, A. S. Barnes and Company: 77ff.
Mehl, E. (1948) "Baseball in the Stone AgeCountry=." Western Folklore. 7(2): 145-161.
Hubbell, R. W. (1948) Tribute Paid to General Doubleday, Founder of Our National GameCountry=. New York, New York Times.
Hole, C. (1949) English Sports and PastimesCountry=. London, B. T. Batsford, Ltd.
Smith, R. (1949) Baseball (Smith). Simon and Schuster.
Warner, P. (1950) Gentlemen v. Players, 1806-1949Country=. London, George G. Harrap and Co.
Parker, E. (1950) The History of CricketCountry=. London, Seeley Service & Co.
Lieb, F. G. (1950) The Baseball StoryCountry=. G. P. Putnam’s.
Rait Kerr, R. S. (1950) The Laws of Cricket: Their History and GrowthCountry=. Longmans, Green & Co.
Lester, J. A. (1951) A Century of Philadelphia Cricket. University of Pennsylvania Press.
Parker, D. (1951) "Who Really Invented Baseball?Country=." Sport. 10: 14-17.
Crosby, J. (1951) "Ode to the Baseball SeasonCountry=." Saturday Review. 35: 46.
Hammond, W. (1952) Cricket’s Secret HistoryCountry=. London, Stanley Paul & Co..
Betts, J. R. (1952) Organized Sport in Industrial AmericaCountry=. University of Michigan Dissertation Services.
Wittke, C. (1952) "Baseball in its AdolescenceCountry=." Ohio State Archeological and Historical Quarterly. 61(2): 111-127.
Brewster, P. G. (1953) American Nonsinging GamesCountry=. University of Oklahoma Press.
Toyne, S. M. (1955) "The Early History of CricketCountry=." History Today. 6: 357-365.
Turkin, H., and S. C. Thomson (1956) The Official Encyclopedia of Baseball: Revised EditionCountry=. New York, A. S. Barnes and Company.
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.)
Martineau, G. D. (1957) They Made Cricket. London, The Sportsman's Book Club.
Danzig, A., and Joe Reichler (1959) Baseball: Its Great Players, Teams, and ManagersCountry=. Prentice-Hall.
Durant, J. (1959) The Story of Baseball in Words and PicturesCountry=. New York, Hastings House. (first edition was 1947)
Seymour, H. (1960) Baseball: The Early YearsCountry=. (Oxford University Press printed a later edition in 1989.)
Orem, P. (1961) Baseball (1845-1881) From the Newspaper AccountsCountry=. Altadena, CA, private printing.
Crockett, D. S. (1961) "Sports and Recreational Practices of Union and Confederate SoldiersCountry=." Research Quarterly. 32: 335-347.
Webber, R. (1961) The Phoenix History of CricketCountry=. Phoenix Sports Books.
Rosenburg, J. M. (1962) The Story of BaseballCountry=. Random House.
Atkinson, F. (1963) "'Knur and Spell' and Allied GamesCountry=." Folk Life. 1: 43-65.
Gomme, A. B. (1964) The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland, Volume 2Country=. New York, Dover. (reprint -- original publication 1898)
Cleaver, J. D. (1965) Heritage of a National Game: Social Baseball 1845-1875Country=. State University of New York Press.
Voigt, D. Q. (1966) American Baseball: From Gentleman’s Sport to the Commissioner SystemCountry=. Oklahoma University Press. (reprinted by Pennsylvania State University Press, 1983)
Zoerink, D. A. (1966) RoundersCountry= 1. Encyclopedia of World Sport: From Ancient Times to the Present. Santa Barbara, CA, ABC-CLIO: 816-818.
Parker, B. (1967) "Batter Up: Fort Wayne's Baseball HistoryCountry=US." Old Fort News. 30(3).
Miers, E. S. (1967) Baseball:. Grosset and Dunlap.
Wallop, D. (1969) Baseball: An Informal HistoryCountry=. W. W. Norton. (Bantam paperbock published 1970)
Lewis, G. (1970) "The Beginning of Organized Collegiate SportCountry=." American Quarterly. 22(2): 222-229.
Brasch, R. (1970) How Did Sports Begin? A Look at the Origins of Man at PlayCountry=. New York, David McKay Company.
Betts, J. R. (1971) "Home Front, Battle Field, and Sport During the Civil WarCountry=." Research Quarterly. 42.
Hajdu, G. (1971) Collection of Hungarian Folk GamesCountry=. Budapest. (translated from Hungarian 'Magyar Nepi Jatekok Gyujtemenye')
Somers, D. A. (1972) The Rise of Sports in New Orleans, 1850-1900Country=. Louisiana State University Press.
Ross, G. (1972) A History of CricketCountry=. London, Arthur Barket.
Leitner, I. A. (1972) Baseball: Diamond in the RoughCountry=. Criterion Books.
Goulstone, J. (1972) Early Club and Village CricketCountry=. (Private publication)
Peterson, H. (1973) The Man Who Invented BaseballCountry=. Charles Scribner’s Sons.
Betts, J. R. (1974) America’s Sporting Heritage: 1850-1950Country=. Addison Wesley.
Voigt, D. Q. (1976) America Through BaseballCountry=. Chicago, Nelson-Hall.
Arlott, J. a. T., F. (1977) Arlott and Trueman on CricketCountry=. London, British Broadcasting Company.
Jewell, B. (1977) Sports and Games: History and OriginsCountry=. Tunbridge Wells, UK, Midas Books.
Grossinger, R. (1977) Baseball VariantsCountry=. Baseball I Gave You the Best Years of My Life. Oakland, North Atlantic Books: 21-24.
Fillmore, S. (1977) The Pleasure of the Game: The Story of Toronto Cricket, 1827-1977Country=Canada. Toronto, Toronto Cricket, Skating, and Curling Club. (Book is missing from shelf.)
Guttman, A. (1978) From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern SportsCountry=. Columbia University Press.
Viney, N., and Neil Grant (1978) An Illustrated History of Ball GamesCountry=. London, Book Club Associates.
Daniel, W. H. (1979) "The Rage in the Hill City: The Beginnings of Baseball in LynchburgCountry=." Virginia Cavalcade. 28: 186-191.
Tyrrell, I. (1979) The Emergence of Modern American Baseball, c. 1850-1880Country=. Sport in History: The Making of Modern Sport History. R. Cashman, and Michael McKernan. St. Lucia, University of Queensland Press: 205-216.
Dunning, E., and Kenneth Sheard (1979) Barbarians, Gentlemen, and PlayersCountry=. Oxford, Martin Robinson.
Green, B., Ed. (1979) Wisden Anthology 1864 - 1900Country=. Queen Anne Press.
Adelman, M. A. (1980) "The First Baseball Game, the Newspaper References to Baseball, and the New York ClubCountry=US." Journal of Sport History. 7(Winter): 132-135.
Couzens, G. S. (1980) A Baseball AlbumCountry=. New York, Lippincott and Crowell.
Vincent, T. (1981) The Rise and Fall of American SportCountry=. New York, Seaview Books.
Baker, W. J. (1982) Sports in the Western WorldCountry=. Totowa, NJ, Rowman and Littlefield.
Green, S. (1982) Cricketing BygonesCountry=. Shire Publications.
Ritter, L. S. (1983) The Story of Baseball (Green). HarperTrophy. (Beech Tree edition -- 1999)
Fred H. Harrison (1983) The Hard-Ball GameCountry=. 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.)
Gelber, S. M. (1984) "'Their Hands Are All Out Playing:' Business and Amateur Baseball, 1845-1917Country=." Journal of Sport History. 11(1): 5-27.
Anon (1984) Cricket: History of the Game, Equipment, ...Country=. St. Peters, Australia, Gregory's Publishing Company.
Williams, M. E. (1985) Double Century: 200 Years of Cricket in The TimesCountry=. Collins and Willow.
Brayshaw, I. (1985) The ABC of Cricket: The History, The Laws, a Glossary of TermsCountry=. Sydney, Australian Broadcasting Company.
Levine, P. (1985) A. G. Spalding and the Rise of BaseballCountry=. Oxford University Press.
McLean, T. (1985) The English at Play in the Middle AgesCountry=. Kensal Press.
Durso, J. (1986) Baseball and the American DreamCountry=. The Sporting News.
Endrei, W., and Laszlo Zolnay (1986) Fun and Games in Old EuropeCountry=. 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.
Bowman, J. S., and Joel Zoss (1986) The Pictorial History of BaseballCountry=. New York, Gallery Books.
Lewis, T. (1987) Double Century: The Story of MCC and CricketCountry=. Hodder and Stoughton.
Egan, J. (1987) The Story of Cricket in AustraliaCountry=. Crows Nest, NSW, Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Wert, J. D. (1987) "Gentlemen Don’t Steal BasesCountry=." Sports History. 1(1): 34-41.
Green, S. (1988) "Some Cricket RecordsCountry=." Archives. 18(80): 187-198.
Green, B. (1988) A History of Cricket (Green). London, Barrie and Jenkins.
Brooke, R., and Peter Matthews (1988) Guiness Cricket FirstsCountry=. Guiness Books.
Guttman, A. (1988) A Whole New Ball Game: An Interpretation of American SportsCountry=. University of North Carolina Press.
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.
Gabriel, J. D. (1988) "The Celtic Claim to the Grand Old GameCountry=." Minneapolis Review of Baseball. 7(3): 26-28.
Goldstein, W. (1989) Playing for Keeps: A History of Early BaseballCountry=. Cornell University Press. (paperback edition, 1991)
Sumner, J. (1989) Baseball at Salisbury Prison CampCountry=US. Baseball History. Westport, CT: 19-27.
Rucker, M., and Stephen Hanks (1989) 150 Years of BaseballCountry=. Publications International.
Alvarez, M. (1990) The Old Ball GameCountry=. Redefinition.
Scholefield, P. (1990) Cricket Laws and TermsCountry=. Kent Town, Australia, Axiom Publishing.
Astifan, P. (1990) "Baseball in the 19th CenturyCountry=." Rochester History. 52(3): 2-23.
Seymour, H. (1990) "Review of Kirsch's 'The Creation of American Team Sports'Country=." Journal of American History. 77(1): 294-295.
Seymour, H. (1990) Baseball: The People’s GameCountry=. Oxford University Press.
Merrifield, A. S. (1990) Baseball: Early History to 1869Country=. Sports Encyclopedia of North America. Gulf Breeze, FL, Academic International Press: 139-152.
Alexander, C. (1991) Our Game: An American Baseball HistoryCountry=. Henry Holt.
Charlton, J. (1991) The Baseball ChronologyCountry=. MacMillan.
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 StateCountry=US. Rutgers University Press. (Chapters 1 and 2, pages 1-39, cover the pre-professional era in NJ)
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.)
Manchester, H. (1991) Ball Games: 1800-1860Country=. Four Centuries of Sport in America: 1490-1890. Lyon, Mississippi, Derrydale Press: 121-130.
Goldstein, R. (1991) Superstars and Screwballs: 100 Years of Brooklyn BaseballCountry=US. Dutton. (Book has not been evaluated.)
Griffith, W. R. (1992) The Early History of Amateur Base Ball in the State of MarylandCountry=US 87. Maryland Historical Magazine: 201-208. (Book is missing from shelf.)
Rader, B. G. (1992) Baseball: A History of America’s GameCountry=. University of Illinois Press.
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 BaseballCountry=." Elysian Fields Quarterly. (revised several times since; most recently published in Total Baseball, 8th ed. (Sport Classic Books, 2004))
Anderson, Will (1992) Was Baseball Really Invented in Maine?. Yes. Will Anderson.
Casway, J. (1992) "At The Old Ball GameCountry=." Temple Review.
Gershman, M. (1993) Green Pastures (1845-1875)Country=. Diamonds: The Evolution of the Ballpark. Houghton Mifflin: 5-23.
Gorn, E., and Warren Goldstein (1993) A Brief History of American SportsCountry=. Hill and Wang.
Guttman, A. (1994) Baseball. Games and Empire. Games and Empire: Modern Sports and Cultural Imperialism. Columbia University Press: 71-96.
Shieber, T. (1994) "The Evolution of the Baseball DiamondCountry=." Baseball Research Journal. 23: 3-12.
Ward, G. C., with Ken Burns and Paul Robert Walker (1994) Who Invented The Game?: Baseball, The American EpicCountry=. A. A. Knopf.
Ward, G. C., and Ken Burns (1994) Baseball: An Illustrated HistoryCountry=. Alfred A. Knopf.
Burk, R. F. (1994) Never Just a Game: Players, Owners, and American Baseball to 1920Country=. University of North Carolina Press.
Williams, P. (1994) Origins of the Baseball MythCountry=. The Sports Immortals. Bowling Green, OH, Bowling Green State University Popular Press: 67-70.
McCulloch, R. (1995) How Baseball Began: The Long Overlooked Truth about the Birth of BaseballCountry=. Warwick. (reprinted by McFarland, 2001)
Sullivan, D. A., Ed. (1995) Early Innings: A Documentary History of Baseball 1825-1908Country=. University of Nebraska Press.
Thorn, J. (1995) Our Game. Total BaseballCountry=. The Official Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball. Viking Press: 5-14. (4th edition)
Frommer, H. (1995) Big Apple Baseball: An Illustrated History from the Burroughs to the BallparksCountry=US. Dallas, Tavlor Publishing. (Book is missing from shelf.)
Howorth, P. (1995) East Yorkshire Cricket 1778-1914Country=. Driffield, Lowndes Publications.
Martin-Jenkins, C. (1995) Cricket: A Way of LifeCountry=. Marks and Spenser. (1984 hardback edition by Century Publishing)
Chadwick, A. (1995) Illustrated History of BaseballCountry=. Chartwell Books.
Gilbert, T. (1995) Elysian Fields: The Birth of BaseballCountry=. Grolier.
Brodribb, G. (1995) Next Man In: A Survey of Cricket Laws and CustomsCountry=. Souvenir Press. (revision of the 1952 edition)
Riess, S. A. (1995) Sport in Industrial American, 1850-1920Country=. Wheeling IL, Harlan Davidson.
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.
Zoss, J., and John Bowman (1996) Diamonds in the RoughCountry=. Contemporary Books.
Setzer, J. (1996) Baseball in the Nineteenth CenturyCountry=. Society for American Baseball Research.
Solomon, B. (1997) The Baseball TimelineCountry=. Stonesong Press.
Crane, S. (1997) The Men Who Invented ShortstopCountry=. The Complete Armchair Book of Baseball. Galahad Books, New York: 447-452. (originally published in 1985 or 1987)
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)
Nemec, D., and Saul Wisnia (1997) Baseball: More Than 150 YearsCountry=. Publications International Ltd.
Danielson, M. N. (1997) Home Team: Professional Sports and the American MetropolisCountry=. Princeton University Press.
Light, J. F. (1997) Origins of BaseballCountry=. The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball. McFarland.
Koppett, L. (1998) Concise History of Major League BaseballCountry=. Temple University Press: 1-14.
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.)
Melville, T. (1998) The Tented Field: A History of Cricket in AmericaCountry=. Bowling Green University Popular Press.
Birley, D. (1999) A Social History of English CricketCountry=. Aurum Press.
Levinson, D., and Karen Christopher, Ed. (1999) Encyclopedia of World Sport: From Ancient Times to the PresentCountry=. Oxford University 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.)
Burnett, J. (2000) Riot, Revelry and Rout: Sport in Lowland Scotland Before 1860Country=. East Linton, Scotland, Tuckwell Press.
Jarvie, G., ed. (2000) Sport, Scotland and the ScotsCountry=. London, Tuckwell Press.
Moesche, C. R. (2000) Day-by-Day in Baseball HistoryCountry=. McFarland.
Tygiel, J. (2000) The National Game: Reflections on the Rise of Baseball in the 1850s and 1860sCountry=. Past Time: Baseball as History. Oxford University Press: 3-14.
Tygiel, J. (2000) The Mortar of Which Baseball is Held Together: Henry Chadwick and the Invention of Baseball StatisticsCountry=. Past Time: Baseball as History. Oxford University Press: 15-34.
Terry, David (2000) "The Seventeenth Century Game of Cricket: A Reconstruction of the GameCountry=." The Sports Historian(Number 20): 33-43.
Reaves, J. A. (2001) Taking in a Game: A History of Baseball in AsiaCountry=. Lincoln NE, University of Nebraska Press.
Millen, P. (2001) From Pastime to Passion: Baseball and the Civil WarCountry=. Bowie, MD, Heritage Books.
Story, R. (2001) The Country of the Young: The Meaning of Baseball in Early American CultureCountry=. Baseball History from Outside the Lines. J. E. Dreifort. University of Nebraska Press: 19-33.
Goulstone, J. (2001) Hambledon: The Men and the MythsCountry=England. Cambridge, England, Roger Heavens: 1-7.
Poillucci, J. V. (2001) Baseball in Dutchess County: When it Was a GameCountry=US. Routledge Books. (Not evaluated.)
Bowman, J. S., and Brian Turner (2002) The Hurrah Game: Baseball in Northampton, 1823-1953Country=US. Northampton, MA, Northampton Museum and Education Center.
Gower, D. (2002) History of CricketCountry=. Pellinore Productions. (DVD)
Thilgen, D. (2002) Midwest and National Base Ball in Minnesota NewspapersCountry=US. London, Ontario, VBBA Annual Convention.
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.)
Morris, P. (2003) Baseball Fever: Early Baseball in MichiganCountry=. University of Michigan Press.
Cvornyek, R. L. (2003) Baseball in Newark: Images of BaseballCountry=. Arcadia.
Ribowsky, M. (2003) The Complete History of the Home RunCountry=. New York, Citadel Press.
Pitoniak, Scott (2003) Baseball in Rochester. Arcadia Publishing.
Morris, Peter (2003) Baseball Fever: Early Basebnall in Michigan. U of Michigan Press: 362.
Kirsch, G. B. (2003) Baseball in Blue and GrayCountry=. Princeton University Press.
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)
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.
McGuire, M. (2003) "The Ongoing Fable of BaseballCountry=." New York Archives. 2(4): 8-12.
Clark, J. (2003) A History of Australian Baseball: Time and GameCountry=. Lincoln, NE, University of Nebraska Press.
Rucker, M., and John Freyer (2003) 19th Century Baseball in Chicago. Arcadia Publishing. (Not evaluated.)
Miller, S. G. (2004) Arete: Greek Sports from Ancient SourcesCountry=. University of California Press.
Genovese, D. L. (2004) The Old Ball Ground: the Chronological History of Westfield BaseballCountry=. West Conshohocken, PA, Infinity Publishing.
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.)
Dewey, D. (2004) The Tenth Man: The Fan in Baseball HistoryCountry=. New York, Carroll and Graf.
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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.)
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Altherr, Thomas (2011) "1850 -- Southern Ball-Games." Base Ball. 5(1): 103 - 105.
Turner, Brian and Larry McCray (2011) "1621 -- Pilgrim Stoolball an the Profusion of American Safe-Haven Ballgames." Base Ball. 5(1): 10 -16.
Brown, Randall (2011) "1837 -- William Wheaton and the Evolution of the New York Game." Base Ball. 5(1): 81 - 84.
Millen, Patricia (2011) "1863 -- On the Battlefront, the New York Game Takes Hold." Base Ball. 5(1): 149 - 152.
Thompson, George (2011) "1823 -- Game of Baseball Reported in "National Advocate"." Base Ball. 51: 61 - 64.
Payne, Marty (2011) "1858 -- Diffusion of the New York Game in Maryland." Base Ball. 5(1): 127 - 131.
Lewis, Harry (2011) "1781 -- Protoball at Harvard: From Pastime to Contest." Base Ball. 5(1): 41 - 45.
Thorn, John (2011) "1853 -- The Baseball Press Emerges." Base Ball. 5(1): 106 - 110.
Altherr, Thomas (2011) "1841 -- Barn Ball." Base Ball. 5(1): 85 - 88.
Astifan, Priscilla (2011) "1825 -- Thurlow Weed and the Growth of Baseball in Rochester, New York." Base Ball. 5(1): 65 - 68.
Thorn, John (2011) "1791 -- The Pittsfield "Baseball" Bylaw -- What it Means." Base Ball. 5(1): 46 - 49.
Ryczek, William (2011) "1854 -- William Van Cott Writes a Letter to the Sporting Press." Base Ball. 5(1): 111 - 113.
Thorn, John (2011) "1843 -- Magnolia Club Predates the Knickerbocker." Base Ball. 5(1): 89 - 92.
McCray, Larry (2011) "1829 -- The Rise and Fall of New England-Style Ballplaying." Base Ball. 5(1): 69 - 72.
Tholkes, Robert (2011) "1860 -- The "Sunday Mercury" Summarizes the 1860 Season." Base Ball. 5(1): 136 - 138.
McCray, Larry (2011) "1856 -- The New York Game in 1856: Poised for a National Launch." Base Ball. 5(1): 114 - 117.
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).)
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Thompson, George (2011) "1805 -- An Enigmatic 1805 "Game of Bace" in New York." Base Ball. 5(1): 55 - 57.
Lusted, Andrew (2011) The Glynde Butterflies Stoolball Team, 1866-1887. Lewes, England.
Dyte, David (2011) "1845 -- Baseball in Brooklyn, 1845 - 1870: The Best There Was." Base Ball. 5(1): 98 - 102.
Hershberger, Richard (2011) "1831 -- The Olympic Ball Club of Philadelphia." Base Ball. 5(1): 77-80.
Hise, Beth (2011) "1862 -- American Cricket in the 1860s." Base Ball. 5(1): 143 - 148.
Hershberger, Richard (2011) "1821 -- New York Mansion Converted to Venue Suitable for Ballplaying." Base Ball. 5(1): 58 - 60.
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Antonelli, Johnny (2012) Johnny Antonelli: A Baseball Memoir. RIT Press.
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.
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.)
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, 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.)
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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