Base Ball 12

New Research on the Early Game


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About the Book

Base Ball is a peer-reviewed book series published annually. Offering the best in original research and analysis, it promotes study of baseball’s early history, from its protoball roots to 1920, and its rise to prominence within American popular culture. This volume, number 12, includes thirteen articles on topics ranging from the career of pitcher Harry Coveleski, Philadelphia baseball pioneer Thomas Fitzgerald, and a baseball power couple, James and Harriet Coogan, to early Brooklyn baseball, the game in Canada during World War I, and the amateur teams sponsored by typewriter companies.

About the Author(s)

Don Jensen, a longtime SABR member, is the director of Russia and Strategic Stability at the United States Institute of Peace and an adjunct professor at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Johns Hopkins University. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Don Jensen

Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 293
Bibliographic Info: 68 photos, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2021
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7473-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4112-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Editor’s Note vii

Harry Coveleski: The Life and Legend of the “Giant Killer”
Art Ahrens 1
Colonel Fitzgerald of Philadelphia: Baseball Apostle and Closet New Yorker
Thomas W. Gilbert 27
The Hidden Hall of Famer
David Nemec 52
Manhattan Politics, Newport Society, and the Polo Grounds: The Turn-of-the-Century Haunts of James and Harriet Coogan
Bill Lamb 66
John T. Brush and the Brotherhood War, 1888–1890
David Kathman 86
“He will do just what is best, no doubt”: William Hulbert’s Calculated Dismantling of the Chicago Base Ball Association
Jack Bales 110
Brooklyn Baseball: The Missing Years
Brock E. Helander 126
Flyin’ High: A Comparison of the Brooklyn Superbas and the Pittsburgh Pirates, 1900–1909
Bill Scheeren 143
Baseball, Boating, and Gymnastics: Who Was William Wood?
John Thorn 165
An American Gothic Tale: Thomas B. Worth, a (Darktown) Life and Black Base Ball Forms
James E. Brunson III 176
The Minor Leagues and a Major Conflict: Canadian Professional Baseball and the Great War
Craig G. Greenham 195
The Typewriter Boys of Summer (1887–1920)
Peter Weil 221
Unfamiliar Side of the Coin: Mutual vs. Atlantic, August 1863
Eric Miklich 239

Book Reviews 251
About the Contributors 271
Index 275