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REVIEW: Baseball’s Creation Myth

Baseball’s Creation Myth, Brian Martin’s detailed look at Adam Ford’s and Abner Graves’s competing accounts of the first baseball game played in North America, was recently the subject of a two-page spread in the Toronto Sun.   Finding similarities between the accounts that seem implausibly close, Martin suggests that the author of the Cooperstown myth might have found his, er, inspiration in a story about baseball in Beachville, Ontario.”   Read the review here.