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Base-Ball: How to Become a Player, with the Origin, History, and Explanation of the Game by  John Montgomery WARD - First Edition - 1888 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (SKU: 350218)

Base-Ball: How to Become a Player, with the Origin, History, and Explanation of the Game

Base-Ball: How to Become a Player, with the Origin, History, and Explanation of the Game by  John Montgomery WARD - First Edition - 1888 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (SKU: 350218)

Base-Ball: How to Become a Player, with the Origin, History, and Explanation of the Game

by WARD, John Montgomery

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Philadelphia: The Athletic Publishing Company, 1888. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition, wrappered issue. 149pp. Bound in black cloth covers with the wrappers bound in. A couple of old professional paper repairs, slight wear, a near fine copy. Ward was one of the game's great pitchers; when he injured his arm, he became a star shortstop for the New York Giants. Unlike most players of his day, he was a college graduate, earning a law degree from Columbia while playing. He was the first president of the Brotherhood of Professional Base Ball Players (the first players' union), and in 1890 helped form the Players' League, which folded after one season. The future Hall of Famer retired at 34 as player-manager of the world champion Giants. One of the first truly important books on baseball as a game.

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Bookseller Inventory #
350218
Title
Base-Ball: How to Become a Player, with the Origin, History, and Explanation of the Game
Author
WARD, John Montgomery
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity available
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Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Athletic Publishing Company
Place of Publication
Philadelphia
Date published
1888
Keywords
Baseball
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Baseball;

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Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., founded in 1985, specializes in first editions of 20th Century American and English fiction. Our inventory of over 75,000 first editions includes: African-American literature & history, Mysteries, Detective Fiction, Drama, Books into Film and Sports books. We routinely issue extensively illustrated color catalogs, available by subscription. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA)and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). Tom Congalton, founder of Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., actively promotes the ethics and standards of these professional organizations and served as President of the ABAA from 2000 to 2002.

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