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A Grassroots History of Baseball: Days of the Rosewood Bat and the Silver Ball

By: Richard J Staats

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: S2466


The magical era of "Base Ball" exploded with enthusiasm across northeast Ohio in 1867. Base Ball clubs sprung up in every city, small town, and hamlet. Challenges to "matches" flew through the area. Perhaps Base Ball matches were a form of escapism during the Civil War, but baseball seemed to bring out the best in Americans-bravery, good sportsmanship, self-discipline, and a striving to do one's best. The author's original research focused on the quest of... View more info

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Sandlot: “The Soul of Baseball”

By: William A. Aleshire

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: A3554


This is a story about black sandlot baseball teams and some of their individual team members who played in and around Prince George's County, Maryland. Through photographs, text, personal interviews and newspaper accounts, this book enlightens the reader about the exciting and fascinating story of the Washington Blacksox and other sandlot baseball teams who emerged before and after Jackie Robinson had broken the major league baseball color barrier in 1947. This is the fi... View more info