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Spalding Chicago White Stockings Sox Cubs World Tour Series Athletic Field Sports Baltimore Baseball Club Brooklyn Chicago Cleveland Columbus Indianapolis Kansas City Louisville Philadelphia Pittsburgh Saint St. Louis Washington Around the World Tour America England Australia Cricket Lacrosse Tennis Rowing Cycling College Baseball Illustrated New Zealand, Australia Ceylon Egypt Italy France United Kingdom Cap Anson John Ward Ned Hanlon Jimmy Ryan Bob Pettit Marty Sullivan Fred Pfeffer Ned Williamson Tom Burns Tom Daly Mark Baldwin John Tener George Wood Fred Carrol James Fogarty James Manning Tom Brown Billy Earle Ed Crane John.
ATHLETIC SPORTS In America, England and Australia. Comprising History, Characteristics, Sketches of Famous Leaders, Organization and Great Contests of Baseball, Cricket, Football, La Crosse, Tennis, Rowing and Cycling. Also Including the Famous Around The World Tour of American Baseball Teams, Their Enthusiastic Welcomes, Royal Receptions, Banquets, Great Games Played Before Notables of Foreign Nations, Humorous Incidents, Interesting Adventures, Etc.By Harry Clay Palmer, Representing the New York Herald, Boston Herald, Chicago Tribune, and Sporting Life in the Around the World Tour; J. Fynes, Managing Editor of the New York Clipper; Frank Richter, Editor of Sporting Life; and W. Harris, the Eminent Exponent of Baseball.
Published in 1889 by Hubbard Brothers Publishers, Philadelphia. 9.5 x 6.5 cloth hardcover. The Whole Most Elegantly Illustrated with color plates, black and white photographic reproductions, etc.
Exterior as shown in photo. Text block firm and solid.
Text is clean and complete. No torn, loose or missing pages.Handwritten dated inscription on blank prelim. This is the very rare and highly collectible early book on baseball, ATHLETIC SPORTS IN AMERICA, ENGLAND AND AUSTRALIA. Beautifully illustrated with color plates and rare team photos, ATHLETIC SPORTS is primarily a chronicle of the famous world baseball tour of 1888-89 led by former Chicago White Stockings pitching great Albert G. The tour -- which pitted the White Stockings (now the Chicago Cubs) against an American all-star team in a series of exhibition games played in exotic locations around the globe -- is credited with introducing baseball to the world and solidifying the sport as a distinctly American institution and our national pastime. The world tour featured stops in New Zealand, Australia, Ceylon, Egypt, Italy, France, and the United Kingdom. Players on the tour included Cap Anson, John Ward, Ned Hanlon, Jimmy Ryan, Bob Pettit, Marty Sullivan, Fred Pfeffer, Ned Williamson, Tom Burns, Tom Daly, Mark Baldwin, John Tener. George Wood, Fred Carrol, James Fogarty, James Manning, Tom Brown, Billy Earle, Ed Crane, and John Healy. ATHLETIC SPORTS IN AMERICA, ENGLAND AND AUSTRALIA was published in 1889, following the conclusion of the tour in a final game at Chicago. Relatively few copies survive today. In addition to a series of rare full-page black and white American baseball team photos Boston, New York, Brooklyn, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and more -- this book also features three of the earliest-known baseball-related color illustrations (the fourth color plate is devoted to cricket). And if a wealth of material on the history of baseball and the world tour of 1888-89 isnt enough, ATHLETIC SPORTS also contains chapters on other field sports popular in America and Europe during the 19th century: cricket, football, lawn tennis, polo, college baseball, cycling, etc. But make no mistake: the primary focus of this book is baseball, especially the first three decades of the game, culminating in Spaldings world baseball tour of 1888-89. The distinctive feature of this work is its chapters on the rise and progress of our national game of base ball, from the time of the organization of the first National Base Ball Association in 1857, to the culminating point of the world-wide reputation it attained as the leading American field sport, which was secured by the grand tour of the civilized world by its greatest professional exemplars in 1888-9.
It is believed that Mr. Harriss sketch of the wonderful progress of the game of baseball will be read with conspicuous interest, because it is the most careful and most complete paper upon that subject ever put into type. Harris acknowledges his indebtedness to Messrs. Rankin, both of the New York Clipper, who placed at his disposal valuable statistics and facts relating to the earlier days of the baseball game. Dont miss this very rare opportunity to own this rare illustrated history of early baseball and the original world series -- Spaldings historic world baseball tour of 1888-89.
Chapter One Origin of the Game. Chapter Three Professional Baseball Established.
Chapter Four The National League. Chapter Five The American Association.Chapter Six The National Brotherhood. PART TWO THE AROUND THE WORLD BASEBALL TOUR. Chapter One Organization of the Tour. Chapter Two Across the Continent. Chapter Four San Francisco to Honolulu. Chapter Five At Honolulu, Sandwich Islands. Chapter Six Honolulu to New Zealand. Chapter Seven The Samoan Islands. Chapter Eight At Auckland, New Zealand. Chapter Nine Auckland to Sydney, N.
Chapter Eleven On to Melbourne, Victoria. Chapter Twelve Melbourne to Adelaide. Chapter Fourteen Back to Melbourne. Chapter Fifteen On the Indian Ocean. Chapter Seventeen Ceylon, with its Strange Sights.Chapter Eighteen From Ceylon to Egypt. Chapter Nineteen The Gulf of Aden. Chapter Twenty The Red Sea and Suez. Chapter Twenty-Two The Pyramids and the Sphinx. Chapter Twenty-Three In the Suez Canal. Chapter Twenty-Four On European Soil. Chapter Twenty-Five Naples, Pompeii and Vesuvius. Chapter Twenty-Six Rome and the Coliseum. Chapter Twenty-Eight Pisa, Genoa, Nice.
Chapter Twenty-Nine Monaco and Monte Carlo. Chapter Thirty Guests at Monte Carlo. Chapter Thirty-One On to Paris. Chapter Thirty-Two In the French Metropolis. Chapter Thirty-Three The English Channel.Chapter Thirty-Four In Old England. Chapter Thirty-Seven Back to London. Chapter Thirty-Nine Sheffield and Bradford. Chapter Forty-Three The Irish Channel. Chapter Forty-Six Callan, Kildare, Kilkenny. Chapter Forty-Seven Cork and Blarney Castle. Chapter Fifty-One Banquets, Receptions, Etc. Chapter Fifty-Two The Tour Ended. PART THREE LAWN TENNIS IN ENGLAND.
PART FOUR LAWN TENNIS IN AMERICA. Chapter One Early Players and Games. Chapter Three Excellence of the Game. Chapter Four Ladies and Gentlemen As Players.Chapter Five Delightful Associations of the Game. Chapter One The Game in Canada and Elsewhere. Chapter One History and Description of the Game. Chapter One The Old Game and the New. Chapter One Origin and Spirit of the Game.
PART NINE THE PRESS AND SPORT Chapter One Influence on the Press on Sport. PART TEN SKETCHES OF BASEBALL WRITERS.
Chapter One Portraits and Biographical Sketches. Chapter Two American College Contests. Chapter Three English College Contests. Chapter Four Improvements at the Oar. PART TWELVE NED HANLON ON ROWING.
Chapter One A Personal Interview. Chapter One View of the Game in England and America. Chapter One Deployment of the Cycle. Chapter Two The Cycle Trade of To-Day.
Chapter Three Choice of a Wheel. Chapter Four Growth of Cycling Influence. Scores of Games in the Around The World Tour. Remember folks, this is an 1889 original.
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