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Chadwick, H. (1868) 'Balls Days' in the Year AD 1858. The Game of Base Ball. Columbia, SC, Camden House: 178-181.
Atkinson, F. (1963) "'Knur and Spell' and Allied Games." Folk Life. 1: 43-65.
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.
Schiff, A. J. (2007) 'The Father of Baseball': A Biography of Henry Chadwick. Jefferson, NC, McFarland.
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.)
Gelber, S. M. (1984) "'Their Hands Are All Out Playing:' Business and Amateur Baseball, 1845-1917." Journal of Sport History. 11(1): 5-27.
Allen, L. (1950) 100 Years of Baseball: the Intimate and Dramatic Story of Modern Baseball From the Game's Beginnings Up to the Present Day. New York, Bartholomew House.
Overfield, J. M. (1985) 100 Years of Buffalo Baseball. Kenmore, NY, Partner's Press. (A single page of this book is devoted to the pre 1870 period, and two more pages treat a local clubs that played before 1880 in the International League and then [starting in 1879] in the young National League.)
Rucker, M., and Stephen Hanks (1989) 150 Years of Baseball. Publications International.
Block, David (2011) "1609 -- Polish Workers Play Ball at Jamestown, Virginia: An Early Hint of Europe's Influence On Base Ball." Base Ball. 5(1): 5 - 9.
Block, David (2011) "1609: Polish WorkersPlat Ball at Jamestown, Virginia: An Early Hint of Europe's Influence On Base BallCountry=United States." Base Ball. 5(1): 5 - 9.
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) "1672 -- The Amazing Francis Willugby, and the Role of Stoolball in the Evolution of Baseball and Cricket." Base Ball. 5(1): 17-20.
Turner, Brian (2011) "1726 -- Ballplaying and Boston Common: A Town Playground for Boys . . . And Men." Base Ball. 5(1): 21-24.
Hise, Beth (2011) "1744 -- 'How Is It, Umpire?' The 1744 Laws of Cricket and Their Influence on the Development of Baseball in America." Base Ball. 5(1): 25 - 31.
Block, David (2011) "1744 -- John Newbery Publishes 'A Little Pocket Book,' and with it Our First Glimpse of English Baseball." Base Ball. 5(1): 32 - 37.
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 Berkshires." 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.
McCray, Larry (2011) "1830 -- Thoreau's Diary Entry and Other Tiny Clues as to Who Played Early Ball." Base Ball. 5(1): 73 - 76.
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." Base Ball. 5(1): 98 - 102.
McCray, Larry (2011) "1845 -- The Knickerbocker Rules, and the Long History of the One-Bounce Fielding Rule." Base Ball. 5(1): 93 - 97.
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.
Miklich, Eric (2011) "1857 -- Nine Innings, Nine Players, Ninety Feet and Other Changes: The Recodification of Baseball Rules in 1857." Base Ball. 5(1): 118 - 121.
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.
McCray, Larry (2011) "1859 -- State Championship Wicket Game in Connecticut: A Hearty Hurrah for a Doomed Pastime." Base Ball. 5(1): 132 - 135.
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.)
Twombly, W. (1976) 200 Years of Sport in America: A Pageant of a Nation at Play. McGraw-Hill.
Anson, A. C. (1900) A Ball Player’s Career. Chicago, Era Publishing. (reprinted by Amereon, 1993.)
Couzens, G. S. (1980) A Baseball Album. New York, Lippincott and Crowell.
Gorn, E., and Warren Goldstein (1993) A Brief History of American Sports. Hill and Wang.
Richter, F. C. (1909) A Brief History of Baseball. Sporting Life Publications.
Doubleday, A. (1939) A Century of Baseball. Louisville, Kentucky, Standard Printing Company. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Century-Baseball-1839-1939-/370511002543)
Lester, J. A. (1951) A Century of Philadelphia Cricket. University of Pennsylvania Press.
Butler, S. H. (1946) A Concise History of Cricket. 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. Ford." Journal of Sport History. 15(1): 75-90.
Morris, P. (2006) A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations That Shaped Baseball. Chicago, Ivan Dee.
Staats, Richard (2003) A Grassroots History of Baseball: Days of the Rosewood Bat and the Silver Ball. (This source has not been evaluated. According to a 2005 EBay offering, it tells how "Base Ball exploded with enthusiasm across northeast Ohio in 1867.")
Clark, J. (2003) A History of Australian Baseball: Time and Game. Lincoln, NE, University of Nebraska Press.
unknown (1985) A History of Baseball in the San Francisco Bay Area. unknown. (This book has not been obtained as of Nov. 2013.)
Ross, G. (1972) A History of Cricket. London, Arthur Barket.
Green, B. (1988) A History of CricketCountry=. London, Barrie and Jenkins.
Petula, Nickolas (1992) A History of Scranton Professional Baseball 1865-1953. (spiral bound). (Information from a terse EBay offering , 2005.)
Twohey, George (1897) A History of the Boston Baseball Club. (The first 60 pages of this book cover the context in which the Boston Club arose, including the rise and fate of the Massachusetts game and the initial MA clubs playing by Association rules.)
Zinn, John () A Manly Pastime -- A Blog by John Zinn. (John Zinn is compiling accounts of base ball in all of New Jersey up to 1870. He periodically posts essays on what he is finding on this site. He is now completing his search of all recorded NJ newspaper coverage in this era.)
read online: http://amanlypastime.blogspot.com/
Gonzalez, C. (2007) "A New Perspective on Mexican Baseball Origins." Base Ball. 1(2): 64-72.
Block, D. (2008) "A Peek into the Pocket-Book." Base Ball. 2(1): 17-28.
Altherr, T. L. (2000) "A Place Leavel Enough to Play Ball: Baseball and Baseball-Type Games in the Colonial Era, Revolutionary War, and Early American Republic.." Nine. 8(2): 15-49.
Chadwick, H. (1881) A Plea for Base-Ball. 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.
Unknown (1992) A Short History of Baseball in Miami and Miami Beach. 26-page booklet. 26. (This spiral-bound booklet was listed on EBay in 2004, but has not been obtained by Protoball. It was said to have a chronology from 1856 on.)
Birley, D. (1999) A Social History of English Cricket. Aurum Press.
Adelman, M. A. (1986) A Sporting Time: New York City and the Rise of Modern Athletics, 1820-1870. University of Illinois Press.
Elston, G. (2001) A Stitch in Time: A Baseball Chronology, 1845 - 2000. Halcyon Press.
Guttman, A. (1988) A Whole New Ball Game: An Interpretation of American Sports. University of North Carolina Press.
Levine, P. (1985) A. G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball. Oxford University Press.
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).)
Dulles, F. R. (1940) America Learns to Play: A History of Popular Recreation 1607-1940Country=. New York, Appleton-Century.
read online: http://archive.org/stream/americalearnstop007872mbp
Voigt, D. Q. (1976) America Through Baseball. Chicago, Nelson-Hall.
Johnson, Drew (2013) America's 50th Home Run. Vimeo. (A 45-minute film on the history of base ball in Hawaii.)
read online: https://vimeo.com/83943744
Voigt, D. Q. (1966) American Baseball: From Gentleman’s Sport to the Commissioner System. Oklahoma University Press. (reprinted by Pennsylvania State University Press, 1983)
Chadwick, H. (1868) American Chronicle of Sports and Pastimes. New York: 2. (published in book form, 1996)
Brewster, P. G. (1953) American Nonsinging Games. University of Oklahoma Press.
Holliman, J. (1931) American Sports (1785-1835). Durhan, NC, Seeman Press. (republished by Porcupine Press, Philadelphia, 1975)
Rader, B. G. (1983) American Sports: From the Age of Folk Games to the Age of Spectators. Prentice-Hall.
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)
Betts, J. R. (1974) America’s Sporting Heritage: 1850-1950. Addison Wesley.
Blaine, D. P. (1840) An Encyclopedia of Rural Sports. London, A. Stottswoods.
Viney, N., and Neil Grant (1978) An Illustrated History of Ball Games. London, Book Club Associates.
Krout, J. A. (1929) Annals of American Sport. New Haven, Yale University Press.
Read, W. W. (1897) Annals of Cricket. Sampson, Low, Marston.
Miller, S. G. (2004) Arete: Greek Sports from Ancient Sources. University of California Press.
Arlott, J. a. T., F. (1977) Arlott and Trueman on Cricket. London, British Broadcasting Company.
Palmer, H. C., et al. (1889) Athletic Sports in America, England, and Australia. W. A. Houghton.
Presbey, F. (1901) Athletics at Princeton: A History. New York, Frank Presbrey Company.
Manchester, H. (1991) Ball Games: 1800-1860. 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 Games. New York, Rockport Press.
Sutter, L. M. (2009) Ball, Bat, and Bitumen:A History of Coalfield Baseball in the Appalachian South. Jefferson NC, NcFarland. (Geographical and decadal coverage unknown as of 11/2013.)
Morland, G. (1914) Balldom: A History of Baseball. (Produced in DVD by Golden Age, 1999)
Benson, M. (1989) Ballparks of North America: 1845 to Present. McFarland.
Dunning, E., and Kenneth Sheard (1979) Barbarians, Gentlemen, and Players. Oxford, Martin Robinson.
Anon. (1859) Base Ball - Who Plays the Genuine Game?. 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 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.)
Morris, Peter, et.al. (2012) Base Ball Pioneers: The Clubs and Players Who Spread the Sport Nationwide. McFarland.
Anon. (1887) "Base Ball Reminiscences: Part I - The Evolution of Base Ball." National Daily Base Ball Gazette.
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.)
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.)
Church, S. R. (1902) Base Ball, 1845-1871. 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.
read online: http://www.archive.org/stream/manualofcricketb00bost
Roff, E. (1912) Base ball and base ball players. Chicago, E. A. Roff.
Altherr, Thomas (2009) "Base is Not Always Baseball: Prisoner's base from the 13th to 20th Centuries." Base Ball. 3(1): 67-79.
Anon. (1870) "Base-Ball as a Pastime and as a Business." Spirit of the Times. 23: 235.
Camp, W. (1889) "Base-Ball for the Spectator." The Century. 38: 831-838.
Ward, J. M. (1888) Base-ball: How to Become a Player. Philadelphia, The Athletic Publishing Company. (SABR reprint, 1993)
Anon. (1869) "Base-ball: Review of the Season of ’68, With a Chapter on the Rise, Decline, and Future Prospects of the Game." Spirit of the Times. 19: 359.
Orem, P. (1961) Baseball (1845-1881) From the Newspaper Accounts. Altadena, CA, private printing.
Menke, F. G. (1944) Baseball (Menke). Encyclopedia of Sports. A. S. Barnes: 55ff.
Menke, F. G. (1947) Baseball -- Major. The New Encyclopedia of Sports. New York, A. S. Barnes and Company: 77ff.
Block, D. (2005) Baseball Before We Knew It: A Search for the Roots of the Game. University of Nebraska Press.
Marchiano, (Ms) Sam, Director (2010) Baseball Discovered -- A one-hour Emmy-nominated Documentary on Baseball's Beginnings. MLB.com.
Collection, E. C. C. (2000) Baseball Extra: A Newspaper History of the Glorious Game from its Beginning. Castle Books.
Morris, P. (2003) Baseball Fever: Early Baseball in Michigan. University of Michigan Press.
Morris, Peter (2003) Baseball Fever: Early Basebnall in Michigan. U of Michigan Press: 362.
Levine, P., Ed. (1989) Baseball History: An Annual of Original Baseball Research. Meckler Books.
Agen, M. (1927) "Baseball Known in Old World Under Various Names." Baseball. 38: 521.
Nash, P. J. (2003) Baseball Legends of Brooklyn’s Greenwood Cemetery. Arcadia.
Peter () Baseball Pioneers.
Grossinger, R. (1977) Baseball Variants. Baseball I Gave You the Best Years of My Life. Oakland, North Atlantic Books: 21-24.
Bartlett, A. (1951) Baseball and Mr. Spalding: The History and Romance of Baseball. Farrar, Straus and Young.
Daniel, W. Harrison (2003) Baseball and Richmond: A History of the Professional Game. 1884-2000. Jefferson NC, McFarland. (A snippet view of this book indicates that an initial chapter of at least 12 pages covers local base ball prior to 1884.)
Henderson, R. W. (1939) "Baseball and Rounders." Bulletin of the New York Public Library. 43(4): 303-314.
Durso, J. (1986) Baseball and the American Dream. The Sporting News.
Sarchet, C. M. (1908) "Baseball as Played By the Indians." Baseball. 1: 26-28.
Sumner, J. (1989) Baseball at Salisbury Prison Camp. Baseball History. Westport, CT: 19-27.
Knowles, R. G., and Richard Morton (1896) Baseball in America. Baseball: The "Oval" Series of Games. London, George Routledge and Sons, Ltd: 82 ff.
Smith, R. (1961) Baseball in America: An Illustrated History of Our National Pastime. Holt Rinehart and Winston.
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.)
Kirsch, G. B. (2003) Baseball in Blue and Gray. Princeton University Press.
Peeler, Tim, and B. McLawhorn (2004) Baseball in Catawba County NC. Arcadia: 128. (Information from an EBay listing, 9/8/2006)
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.)
Tootle, James (2002) Baseball in Columbus. Arcadia. (This book has not been scoped out. It is mainly a pictorial history.)
Poillucci, J. V. (2001) Baseball in Dutchess County: When it Was a GameCountry=US. Routledge Books. (Not evaluated.)
Christopherson, Jason (2003) Baseball in Eau Claire (Pictoral History). Arcadia. (This book has no been examined as of 11/2013.)
McCarthy, Kevin (1996) Baseball in Florida. Pineapple Press. (This book has not been evaluated as of Nov. 2013. An EBay blurb does not mention the early history of FL ballplaying.)
Myers, Minor (1988) Baseball in Geneva. Geneva Historical Society: 22. (The first 4 pages of this mimeo booklet cover pre-1870 ballplaying.)
several () "Baseball in Illinois." Illinois History. 14(7): 147-167. (this April 1961 issue carries 9 articles on IL baseball in the past, mostly during the 20th century.)
Madden, W.C. (2003) Baseball in Indianapolis. Arcadia. (Not assessed as of Nov. 2013)
Thornley, Stew (2006) Baseball in Minnesota: A Definitive History. Minnesota Historical Society Press. (This book has not been scrutinized in Nov. 2013.)
Rubin, Sam (2003) Baseball in New Haven. Arcadia. (Information from an EBay listing, 9/25/2006.)
Cvornyek, R. L. (2003) Baseball in Newark: Images of Baseball. Arcadia.
Federal Writers' Project (Illinois) (1939) Baseball in Old Chicago. Chicago, A. C. McClurg. (Pages 1-9 supply the context for the rise of pro baseball in Chicago and the surrounding area.)
Shampoe, Clay, and T. Garrett (2004) Baseball in Portsmouth. Arcadia. (Information from an EBay posting, 10/31/2006. Pictorial History)
Pitoniak, Scott (2003) Baseball in Rochester. Arcadia Publishing.
Swank, Bill (2004) Baseball in San Diego:From the Pares to Petco. Arcadia. (Mostly a book of photographs, reportedly.)
Kovach, John M. (2004) Baseball in South Bend. Arcadia: 128 pages. (From an EBay listing, 9/25/2006)
unknown (2003) Baseball in Trenton. Arcadia.
Wittke, C. (1952) "Baseball in its Adolescence." Ohio State Archeological and Historical Quarterly. 61(2): 111-127.
Astifan, P. (1990) "Baseball in the 19th Century." Rochester History. 52(3): 2-23.
Overmyer, Jim, et. al (tbd) Baseball in the Berkshires: A County's Common Bond.
Christiano, Gregory (2013) "Baseball in the Bronx, Before the Yankees." The Bronx County Historical Journal. 50(Spring/Fall 2013): Baltimore, PublishAmerica: 16-31.
Thorn, John (2011) Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game. Simon and Schuster.
Setzer, J. (1996) Baseball in the Nineteenth Century. Society for American Baseball Research.
Barrett, P. V. (1910) "Baseball in the Seventeenth Century." Baseball. 5(75-76).
Mehl, E. (1948) "Baseball in the Stone Age." Western Folklore. 7(2): 145-161.
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.
Nugent, W. H. (1925) "Baseball's Age of Innocence." 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 Sport. For the Love of the Game: Amateur Sport in Small-Town. Ontario, McGill-Queens University Press: 100.
Vecsey, G. (2006) Baseball: A History of America's Favorite Game. New York, The Modern Library.
Rader, B. G. (1992) Baseball: A History of America’s Game. University of Illinois Press.
Ward, G. C., and Ken Burns (1994) Baseball: An Illustrated History. Alfred A. Knopf.
Wallop, D. (1969) Baseball: An Informal History. W. W. Norton. (Bantam paperbock published 1970)
Leitner, I. A. (1972) Baseball: Diamond in the Rough. Criterion Books.
Merrifield, A. S. (1990) Baseball: Early History to 1869. 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 Managers. Prentice-Hall.
Anon. (1884) Baseball: Its Rise and Progress. The New York Clipper Annual. New York Clipper: 29-36.
Nemec, D., and Saul Wisnia (1997) Baseball: More Than 150 Years. Publications International Ltd.
Seymour, H. (1960) Baseball: The Early Years. (Oxford University Press printed a later edition in 1989.)
Seymour, H. (1990) Baseball: The People’s Game. Oxford University Press.
Stewart, M. (1998) Baseball; A History of the National Pastime. Grolier.
Guttman, A. (1994) BaseballCountry=. Games and Empire: Modern Sports and Cultural Imperialism. Columbia University Press: 71-96.
McCulloch, R., Ed. (2000) Baseball’s Roots: The Fascinating Birth of America’s Game. Warwick.
Moult, T., ed. (1935) Bat and Ball; A New Book of Cricket. Arthur Barker Ltd. (Reprinted in 1960 by Sprotsman's Book Club)
Parker, B. (1967) "Batter Up: Fort Wayne's Baseball History." Old Fort News. 30(3).
Parker, Bob (1967) Batter Up: Ft. Wayne's Baeball History 1862-1967. (This book has not been evaluated n Nov. 2013. Available information is taken from an EBay offer in 2006.)
Soos, T. (1997) Before the Curse: The Glory Days of New England Baseball, 1858-1918. Hyannis, MA, Parnassus Imprints.
Irwin, W. (1909) "Before the Professionals Came." Collier's. 43: 12-15.
Louden, G. A. (1939) Beginnings an d Development of the Game of Baseball. Cooperstown, self-published.
Frommer, H. (1995) Big Apple Baseball: An Illustrated History from the Burroughs to the Ballparks. Dallas, Tavlor Publishing. (Book is missing from shelf.)
McNary, K. (2003) Black Baseball: A History of African-Americans and the National Game. PRC Publishing, London.
Ryczek, W. J. (1992) Blackguards and Red Stockings: A History of Baseball's National Association. Wallingford CT, Colebrook Press.
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)
Daniels, G. P. (1845) Boy’s and Girl’s Book of Sports. Providence, Geo. Daniels.
Biewala, Michael (2003) Bridgeport Baseball. Aarcadia. (This book has not been assessed. It is presented as a pictorial history.)
Morris, P. (2008) But Didn't We Have Fun? An Informal History of Baseball's Pioneer Era, 1843-1870. Chicago, Ivan R. Dee.
Norridge, J. (2008) Can We Have Our Balls Back, Please? How the British Invented Sport. Allen Lane.
Ryczek, William (2009) Chapter 10. Baseball in Philadelphia (of 'Baseball's First Inning'). Jefferson NC, McFarland. (Pages 14 ff trace evidence on early modern baseball clubs in Pha.)
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.)
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.
Peter Morris, et. al. () Chapter 5, Massachusetts.
Altherr, T. L. (2008) "Chucking the Old Apple: Recent Discoveries of Pre-1840 North American Ball Games." Base Ball. 2(1): 29-43.
Riess, S. A. (1989) City Games: The Evolution of American Urban Society and the Rise of Sports. University of Illinois Press.
Hajdu, G. (1971) Collection of Hungarian Folk Games. Budapest. (translated from Hungarian 'Magyar Nepi Jatekok Gyujtemenye')
Koppett, L. (1998) Concise History of Major League Baseball. Temple University Press: 1-14.
Gini, C. (1941) "Considerazioni ed Ipotesi Sull'origine del 'Om el Mahag'." Genus. 5(1-2): 73-86.
Cardus, N. (1930) Cricket (Cardus). London, Longmans Green and Co.
Scholefield, P. (1990) Cricket Laws and Terms. Kent Town, Australia, Axiom Publishing.
Blofield, H. (2001) Cricket and All That; An Irreverent History. Coronet.
Blancke, C. (1891) "Cricket in America." Harper's Weekly. 35: 725.
Sentance, P. D. (2006) Cricket in America, 1710-2000. Jefferson, NC, McFarland.
Phillips, B. (1894) "Cricket in the Forties." Harper's Weekly. 38: 908 ff.
Bowen, R. (1970) Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development throughout the World. Eyre and Spottiswoode.
Martin-Jenkins, C. (1995) Cricket: A Way of Life. Marks and Spenser. (1984 hardback edition by Century Publishing)
Anon (1984) Cricket: History of the Game, Equipment, .... St. Peters, Australia, Gregory's Publishing Company.
Hammond, W. (1952) Cricket’s Secret HistoryCountry=. London, Stanley Paul & Co..
Moesche, C. R. (2000) Day-by-Day in Baseball History. McFarland.
Kashatus, William () Diamonds in the Coal Fields. Jefferson NC, McFarland. (Covers 1876-1960; depth of coverage of early years not known. Area covered in NE Pennsylvania. Coverage may center on a few colorful individuals.)
Humber, W. (1995) Diamonds in the North: A Concise History of Baseball in Canada. Oxford University Press.
Zoss, J., and John Bowman (1996) Diamonds in the Rough. Contemporary Books.
Bowman, J. S., and Joel Zoss (2004) Diamonds in the Rough: The Untold History of Baseball. University of Nebraska Press.
Williams, M. E. (1985) Double Century: 200 Years of Cricket in The Times. Collins and Willow.
Lewis, T. (1987) Double Century: The Story of MCC and Cricket. Hodder and Stoughton.
Bailey, Bob (1990) Draft Chapter on Beginnings of Ballplaying in KY. (This is a draft chapter 1 for a project that was not realized. I have misfiled it, but it will pop up. It cites a finding by Dean Sullivan that stoolball and cricket were well-established in Louisville in about 1850.)
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.
Melville, T. (2001) Early Baseball and the Rise of the National League. McFarland.
Ceresi, Frank, and C. McMains (TBD) "Early Baseball in Wahington, DCCountry=US." Baseball Reseach JournaL: 19-25. (Identifying information to be recovered)
Goulstone, J. (1972) Early Club and Village Cricket. (Private publication)
Macgregor, R. R. (1879) Early Forms of Cricket 39. Belgravia. 450-456. (Braddon, M. ed.)
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.
Gale, F. (1871) Echoes from Old Cricket Fields. London, Simpkin, Marshall.
Gilbert, T. (1995) Elysian Fields: The Birth of Baseball. Grolier.
Derenbecker, Sandy () Email messasge, 2005 --Pre-Major Leaguers in LouisianaCountry=US. (In May 2005, Sandy mentioned that she was trying to trace members of 1859 New Orleans clubs, and might later compile a spreadsheet on her findings.)
Collins, T., et al. (2005) Encyclopedia of Traditional British Rural Sports. Routledge.
Levinson, D., and Karen Christopher, Ed. (1999) Encyclopedia of World Sport: From Ancient Times to the Present. Oxford University Press.
Brookes, C. (1978) English Cricket: The Game and its Players Through the Ages. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
Hole, C. (1949) English Sports and Pastimes. London, B. T. Batsford, Ltd.
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)
Fogel, H. S. (1921) Evolution of Baseball from 1833 Up to the Present Time. Philadelphia?, Daily Evening Telegraph.
Hazlitt, W. C. (1905) Faiths and Folklore: A Dictionary of National Beliefs, Superstitions and Popular Customs. London, Reeves and Turner.
read online: http://archive.org/stream/popularantiquit01branuoft
Hulbert, J. (2007) "Fast Day: Boston's Original Opening Day." Base Ball. 1(1): 73-77.
Bene, D. D. (1898) Fifty Years Reminiscences of Scottish Cricket. Glasgow.
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 Pastimes. Ashgate Publishing. (based on a 1670s manuscript)
McCulloch, R., Ed. (1998) From Cartwright to Shoeless Joe: The Warwick Compendium of Early Baseball. Warwick.
Shiffert, J. (2007) "From Pastime to Monopoly." Pennsylvania Legacies. 7(1): 16-21.
Millen, P. (2001) From Pastime to Passion: Baseball and the Civil War. Bowie, MD, Heritage Books.
Guttman, A. (1978) From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports. Columbia University Press.
Endrei, W., and Laszlo Zolnay (1986) Fun and Games in Old Europe. Budapest, Corvina Klado.
McKinnon, L. C. (1910) "Games Played with a Ball." Baseball. 4: 71-72.
Newell, W. W. (1883) Games and Songs of American Children. New York, Dover. (1963 reprint)
Brewster, P. G. (1947) "Games and Sports in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century British Literature." Western Folklore. 6(2): 143-156.
Pardon, G. (1858) Games for All Seasons. London, James Blackwood.
Wert, J. D. (1987) "Gentlemen Don’t Steal Bases." Sports History. 1(1): 34-41.
Warner, P. (1950) Gentlemen v. Players, 1806-1949. London, George G. Harrap and Co.
Block, David (2011) "German Book Describes Das Englisch Base-ball: But Was It Baseball or Rounders?Country=United States." Base Ball. 5(1): 50 - 54.
Lusted, Andrew (2013) Girls Just Wanted to Have Fun: Stoolball Reports in Local Newspapers, 1747 to 1866. Lewes, England.
Burke, Bob, et. al. (1999) Glory Days of Summer; the History of Baseball in Oklahoma.. (This 470-page book evidently traces the OK careers of ballplayers. The EBay offeror did not mention that it covers earliest play there.)
Lansche, G. (1991) Glory Fades Away: The Nineteenth Century World Series Rediscovered. Dallas, Taylor.
Liberman, N. (2003) Glove Affairs: The Romance, History and Tradition of the Baseball Glove. Chicago, Triumph.
Arcidiacono, David (2003) Grace, Grit, and Growling: The Hartford Dark Blues Base Ball Club, 1874-1877. David Arcidiacono. (The initial 5 pages describe the runup to the foundation of the Dark Blues.)
Gershman, M. (1993) Green Pastures (1845-1875). Diamonds: The Evolution of the Ballpark. Houghton Mifflin: 5-23.
Brooke, R., and Peter Matthews (1988) Guiness Cricket Firsts. Guiness Books.
Goulstone, J. (2001) Hambledon: The Men and the Myths. Cambridge, England, Roger Heavens: 1-7.
Devine, C. (2003) Harry Wright: The Father of Professional Baseball. McFarland.
Puff, Richard (unknown) Haymakers and Daisycutters: Troy and the National Pastime. Committee to Preserve Troy's Baseball Heritage: 12 pages. (No references appear in the 12-page section of the facsimile kindly provided by John Thorn.)
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 Sportswriter." National Pastime. 28: 26-29.
Cleaver, J. D. (1965) Heritage of a National Game: Social Baseball 1845-1875. State University of New York Press.
Lange, F. W. (1938) History of Baseball in California and Pacific Coast Leagues 1847-1938; Memories of an Old Time Baseball Player. Oakland, Privately Printed.
Anon (2009) History of Baseball in Portland OR. (An East Portland club that formed in May 1866 was the first club in the Pacific NW. The narrative then skips to the first pro team in 1883.)
Gower, D. (2002) History of Cricket. Pellinore Productions. (DVD)
Betts, J. R. (1971) "Home Front, Battle Field, and Sport During the Civil War." Research Quarterly. 42.
Danielson, M. N. (1997) Home Team: Professional Sports and the American Metropolis. Princeton University Press.
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.)
McCulloch, R. (1995) How Baseball Began: The Long Overlooked Truth about the Birth of Baseball. Warwick. (reprinted by McFarland, 2001)
Brasch, R. (1970) How Did Sports Begin? A Look at the Origins of Man at Play. New York, David McKay Company.
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)
Chadwick, A. (1995) Illustrated History of Baseball. Chartwell Books.
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.)
Rae, S. (2001) It's Not Cricket; A History of Skullduggery, Sharp Practice and Downright Cheating in the Noble Game. London, Faber and Faber.
Antonelli, Johnny (2012) Johnny Antonelli: A Baseball Memoir. RIT Press.
Anon () Juab County (UT) Information for Students. (This site describes a 5-hour game played by teams of nine in October 1875. The players had send to New York for a rule book, but played before the book arrived. The score of the game was 87-17. The winning team was to receive a "quarter of beef." This game was said to have been the first played in Utah, and likely the first west of the Mississippi. No sources for the account are given.)
read online: http://w.juab travel.com/kids.htm, accessed May 2012
Loeffler, R. (2006) Key Points in the Evolution of the Baseball from the Early 1800s to 1872. 8.
Ivor-Campbell, F. (2007) "Knickerbocker Base Ball: The Birth and Infancy of the Modern Game." Base Ball. 1(2): 55-66.
KBB Club () Knickerbocker Score Books, Game Books, and Meeting Logs. (On microfilm from NYPL; SABR has a copy of the set as well as the Chadwick and Spalding and Wright scrapbooks and diaries.)
Terry, J. L. (2002) Long Before the Dodgers: Baseball in Brooklyn, 1855-1884. McFarland.
Helyar, J. (1994) Lords of the Realm: The Real History of Baseball. Villard Books.
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.)
Morris, Peter (2013) Massachusetts (Chapter Five of Morris' "Baseball Founders"). Baseball Founders. Jefferson NC, McFarland and Company: 260 - 319.
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.)
Mears, C. D. (1853) Mears Baseball Scrapbooks.
Old-Timer (1896) Memoirs of the Father of Base Ball: He Resides in New Haven and Retains an Interest in the Game. Sporting News.
Arcidiacono, David () Middleton's Seaason in the Sun: The Story of Connecticut's First Profefssional Baseball TeamCountry=US. David Arcidiacono. (This information appears in it front matter of the author's 2003 book on the Hartford Dark Blues)
Thilgen, D. (2002) Midwest and National Base Ball in Minnesota Newspapers. London, Ontario, VBBA Annual Convention.
Ardolina, Frank (2002) "Missionaries, Cartwright, and Spalding: The Development of Baseball in Nineteenth Century Hawaii." NINE. 10(2): 27-45.
Lardner, J. (1950) Mr. Henderson and the Cooperstown Myth. True.
Adams, Roger (unpublished) Nestor of Ball Players. (This is a facsimile of an 8- page, typed account to the baseball life of Doc Adams written by his son in 1939, held in the Chadwick scrapbooks, and supplied to Protoball 12/29/2009 by Bill Ryczek.)
Burk, R. F. (1994) Never Just a Game: Players, Owners, and American Baseball to 1920. 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 Customs. Souvenir Press. (revision of the 1952 edition)
Irwin, W. (1945) "No, It Wasn't Doubleday!." Baseball Digest: 52-54.
Howell, Colin D. (1995) Northern Sandlots: A Social History of Maritime Baseball. U of Toronto Press. (Most of this book is reported to cover the 1870s.)
Chadwick, H. () Notebooks.
Brand, J. (1900) Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: The Origins of our Vulgar and Provincial Customs, Ceremonies and Superstitions. London, George Bell and Sons.
Casway, J. (2007) "Octavius Catto and the Pythians of Philadelphia." Pennsylvania Legacies. 7(1): 5-9.
Crosby, J. (1951) "Ode to the Baseball Season." Saturday Review. 35: 46.
Husman, J. R. (2004) Ohio's First Baseball Game. Played by Confederates and Taught to Yankees. 8.
Lovett, J. D. W. (1907) Old Boston Boys and the Games They Played. Boston, Riverside Press: Chapter XII, 125-132.
Betts, J. R. (1952) Organized Sport in Industrial America. University of Michigan Dissertation Services.
Anon. (1889) Origin of the National Game of Baseball. Mercury Sporting Guide for 1889 Containing the History and Records of Baseball. 1-5.
Light, J. F. (1997) Origins of Baseball. The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball. McFarland.
Williams, P. (1994) Origins of the Baseball Myth. The Sports Immortals. Bowling Green, OH, Bowling Green State University Popular Press: 67-70.
Thorn, J. (1995) Our Game. Total Baseball. The Official Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball. Viking Press: 5-14. (4th edition)
Alexander, C. (1991) Our Game: An American Baseball History. 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 Baseball. 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 Baseball. Cornell University Press. (paperback edition, 1991)
Smith, C. (1867) Popular Pastimes for Field and Fireside. Milton Bradley.
Frommer, H. (1988) Primitive Baseball: The First Quarter-Century of the National Pastime. Atheneum.
Barty-King, H. (1979) Quilt Winders and Pod Shavers; the History of Cricket Bat and Ball Manufacture. London, Macdonald and James.
Kittel, Jeff (2010) Research Notes on Modern BB in Early IL. (About a dozen refs to baseball up to 1868)
Seymour, H. (1990) "Review of Kirsch's 'The Creation of American Team Sports'." 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.)
Richter, F. (1914) Richter’s History and Records of Base Ball: The American Nation’s Chief Sport. Philadelphia, Dando. (Reprinted by McFarland, 2005)
Burnett, J. (2000) Riot, Revelry and Rout: Sport in Lowland Scotland Before 1860. East Linton, Scotland, Tuckwell 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.
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Spalding, A. G. (1874) Scrapbooks, 1874-1913.
Tarvin, A. H. (1940) Seventy-five Years on Louisville Diamonds (booklet). (Information taken from an EBay offering in 2005.)
McCulloch, J. (1895) Sixty Years of Canadian Cricket Toronto. Bryant Publishing.
Maigaard, P. (1940) "Slagboldspillenes Historie." Danske Studien: 33-48.
Green, S. (1988) "Some Cricket Records." Archives. 18(80): 187-198.
Wister, W. R. (1904) Some Reminiscences of Cricket in Philadelphia Before 1861. Philadelphia.
Morse, J. (1888) Sphere and Ash: History of Base Ball. Boston, J. F. Spofford. (reprinted by Camden House, Columbia SC, 1984)
Wymer, N. (1949) Sport in England: A History of Two Thousand Years of Games and Pastimes. London, George G. Harrap and Co.
Riess, S. A. (1995) Sport in Industrial American, 1850-1920. Wheeling IL, Harlan Davidson.
Jarvie, G., ed. (2000) Sport, Scotland and the Scots. London, Tuckwell Press.
Jewell, B. (1977) Sports and Games: History and Origins. Tunbridge Wells, UK, Midas Books.
Crockett, D. S. (1961) "Sports and Recreational Practices of Union and Confederate Soldiers." Research Quarterly. 32: 335-347.
Thomas L. Altherr, et al, Eds (1997) Sports in North America, a Documentary History: Sports in the Colonial Era, 1618-1783. Academic International Press.
Kirsch, G. B., ed. (1992) Sports in North America: A Documentary History, Volume 3: The Rise of Modern Sports 1840-1860. Academic International Press.
Menna, L. K. (1995) Sports in North America: A Documentary History. Volume 2: The Origins of Modern Sports, 1820-1840. Academic International Press.
Baker, W. J. (1982) Sports in the Western World. Totowa, NJ, Rowman and Littlefield.
Dizikes, J. (1981) Sportsmen and Gamesmen: From the Years that Shaped American Ideas About Winning and Losing and How to Play the Game. Houghton Mifflin.
Underdown, D. (2000) Start of Play: Cricket and Culture in Eighteenth Century England. Allen Lane.
Smith, C. (2001) Storied Stadiums: Baseball's History Through its Ballparks. New York, Carrol and Graf.
Culin, S. (1891) "Street Games of Boys in Brooklyn." Journal of American Folklore. 4: 231-233.
Goldstein, R. (1991) Superstars and Screwballs: 100 Years of Brooklyn Baseball. Dutton. (Book has not been evaluated.)
Reaves, J. A. (2001) Taking in a Game: A History of Baseball in Asia. Lincoln NE, University of Nebraska Press.
Norton, F. C. (1904) That Strange Yankee Game, Wicket. Hartford, Hartford Courant. (Reprinted in Bristol Connecticut, City Printing Company, Hartford, 1907)
Brayshaw, I. (1985) The ABC of Cricket: The History, The Laws, a Glossary of Terms. Sydney, Australian Broadcasting Company.
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)
Camp, W. (1910) "The American National Game: Professional and College Base-Ball in the Making." Century. 79: 936-948.
Chadwick, H. (1867) "The Ancient History of Base Ball." Ball Player’s Chronicle: 4.
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.)
Hershberger, Richard (2013) "The Base Ball Convention of 1857." Base Ball. 7(Fall 2013): McFarland and Company: 28-44.
Bryan Curtis (2013) The Baseball Archaeologist. In Search of Baseball's Holy Grail: How One Man is Re-writing the History of the Game -- One Diary at a Time. Grantland (ESPN Internet Ventures). (Published September 18, 2013.)
Freedman, Stephen (1978) "The Baseball Fad in Chicago, 1865-1870." Journal of Sport History. 5(2): 42-64. (This paper does not probe the earlier beginnings of Chicago baseball. It does report that as of 1860, Chicago had only 4 "private baseball clubs," despite its population of nearly 110,000.)
Astor, G. (1988) The Baseball Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary Book. Prentice Hall.
Lewis, G. (1970) "The Beginning of Organized Collegiate Sport." American Quarterly. 22(2): 222-229.
Bonner, M. G. (1930) "The Birth of Baseball." St. Nicholas. 57(12): 931-932.
Birdsall, R. R. (1917) The Birthplace of Base Ball. The Story of Cooperstown. Cooperstown, NY, The Arthur Christ Co: 247-257.
Barbour, R. H. (1904) The Book of School and College Sports. New York, D. Appleton and Company.
Gabriel, J. D. (1988) "The Celtic Claim to the Grand Old Game." Minneapolis Review of Baseball. 7(3): 26-28.
Knight, A. E. (1906) The Complete Cricketer. London, Methuen and Company.
Ribowsky, M. (2003) The Complete History of the Home Run. New York, Citadel Press.
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.
Gould, S. J. (1989) The Creation Myths of Cooperstown. Natural History. 14-24.
Kirsch, G. B. (1989) The Creation of American Team Sports: Baseball and Cricket, 1838-1872. University of Illinois Press.
Hershberger, Richard (2014) "The Creation of the Alexander Cartwright Myth." The Baseball Research Journal. 43(1): SABR: 13-21.
Pycroft, J. (1854) The Cricket Field. London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans.
Carroll, J. M. (1989) "The Doubleday Myth and Texas Baseball." Southwestern Historical Quarterly. 42: 596-612. (This source has not been procured for evaluation.)
Griffith, W. R. (1992) The Early History of Amateur Base Ball in the State of Maryland 87. Maryland Historical Magazine: 201-208. (Book is missing from shelf.)
Griffith, W. R. (1897) The Early History of Amateur Base Ball in the State of Maryland, 1858 -1871. John Cox.
Toyne, S. M. (1955) "The Early History of Cricket." History Today. 6: 357-365.
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.
McLean, T. (1985) The English at Play in the Middle Ages. Kensal Press.
Hutchinson, H. G. (1893) "The Evolution of Games at Ball." The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature. 57: 831 ff.
Shieber, T. (1994) "The Evolution of the Baseball Diamond." Baseball Research Journal. 23: 3-12.
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.
Yang, Dori Jones (2017) The Forbidden Temptation of Baseball. Yes. Tempe, Arizona, Sparkpress. (This book of fiction, based on factual accounts adduced on pp 231-232 and pp 239-240, tells the story of 120 Chinese boys sent to New England in 1872 under the Chinese Educational Mission. They stayed about ten years in Americana families, and many played base ball. The experience, as well as later Chinese participation in base ball, is treated in Joel S. Franks, "Baseball and Racism's Traveling Eye," in Baldassaro and Johnson, The American Game: Baseball and Ethnicity (Southern Illinois University Press, 2002), page 177 ff (see especially page 182).)
Chadwick, H. (1868) The Game of Baseball: How to Learn It, How to Play It, How to Teach It, with Sketches of Noted Players. New York, George Munro. (Reprinted by Camden House, Columbia SC, 1983)
Anon. (1887) The Game of Cricket. Sonnenschein.
Thorn, J. (2005) The Game that Got Away. Boston, Boston Globe.
Mote, A. (1997) The Glory Days of Cricket: The Extraordinary Story of Broadhalfpenny Down. Robson Books.
Lusted, Andrew (2011) The Glynde Butterflies Stoolball Team, 1866-1887. Lewes, England.
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.)
Rankin, W. (1909) "The History of Baseball." Baseball Magazine. 3: 13-22.
Ohler, W. Richard (2001) "The History of Baseball in Buffalo." Western New York Heritage. 4(1): 59-62. (About three paragraphs of this 4-page article treat the years prior to 1880.)
Casey, H. J. (1912) "The History of Baseball: The Spectacular Career of America’s Foremost Game." Baseball Magazine. 8: 21 ff.
Parker, E. (1950) The History of Cricket. London, Seeley Service & Co.
Guarinoni, H. (1610) The Horrors of the Devastation of the Human Race. Ingolstadt, Austria. (Orig: Greuel der Verwustung des Menschlichen Geschlechts.)
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.)
Phelps-Stokes, I. N. (1915) The Iconography of Manhattan Island, 1915 - 1928Country=. New York, Robert H. Dodd. (reprinted in 1967 by Amo)
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)
Macfarlane, A. (2007) "The Knickerbockers; San Francisco's First Baseball Team?." Base Ball. 1(1): 7-21.
Rait Kerr, R. S. (1950) The Laws of Cricket: Their History and Growth. Longmans, Green & Co.
Thorn, John (2018) The Laws of baseball . . .and the 'Unchanging Game'.
Anon. (1937) The MCC 1787 - 1937. London, The Times Publishing Company.
Peterson, H. (1973) The Man Who Invented Baseball. Charles Scribner’s Sons.
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)
Podoll, B. A. (2003) The Minor League Milwaukee Brewers, 1859-1952. McFarland.
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.
Wright, M. D. (2000) The National Association of Base Ball Players, 1857-1870. McFarland.
Spink, A. H. (1910) The National Game. National Game Publishing. (2nd Edition, 1911 -- reprinted by Southern Illinois University Press, 2000)
Rossi, J. (2000) The National Game: Baseball and American Culture. Ivan Dee.
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.
Adams, D. L., et al. (1854) The New York Baseball Rules. The Book of American Pastimes. New York: 346-348.
Smith, P. () The Observer's Book of Cricket. London, Frederick Warne. (first published 1973)
Turkin, H., and S. C. Thomson (1956) The Official Encyclopedia of Baseball: Revised Edition. New York, A. S. Barnes and Company.
Genovese, D. L. (2004) The Old Ball Ground: the Chronological History of Westfield Baseball. West Conshohocken, PA, Infinity Publishing.
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.
McGuire, M. (2003) "The Ongoing Fable of Baseball." New York Archives. 2(4): 8-12.
Spalding, A. G. (1905) "The Origin and History of Baseball." American Boy. 6(215). (first of two parts)
Sullivan, J. E. (1908) The Origin of Base Ball. Spalding’s Guide to Base Ball – 1908. Spalding: 35-49.
Spalding, A. G. (1906) The Origin of Base BallCountry=. Spalding’s Official Base Ball Guide – 1906. Spalding: 6.
Anon (1926) "The Origin of Baseball." Youth's Companion. 100: 686.
unknown (1954) The Philadelphia Cricket Club, 1854-1954. (Information form an EBay listing, 9/25/2006.)
Webber, R. (1961) The Phoenix History of Cricket. Phoenix Sports Books.
Bowman, J. S., and Joel Zoss (1986) The Pictorial History of Baseball. New York, Gallery Books.
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.)
Nyren, J. (1828) The Progress of Cricket. (7th edition. Reprinted in Chronicles of Cricket. London, Swan, Sonnenschein, Lowrey and Co., 1888: 92-101)
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.
Daniel, W. H. (1979) "The Rage in the Hill City: The Beginnings of Baseball in Lynchburg." Virginia Cavalcade. 28: 186-191.
Guschov, S. D. (1998) The Red Stockings of Cincinnati: Base Ball’s First All-Professional Team. McFarland.
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