Players and Teams of the National Association, 1871–1875


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About the Book

This reference work is in two parts. The first is a biographical dictionary of the 325 men who played in the National Association between 1871 and 1875, with their playing record, together with what we know of their other baseball experience and their lives beyond baseball.
The book also contains a dictionary of the 25 clubs who participated in the league, showing their history, their management, their uniforms and logos, their home grounds, and their performance in the league.
About 150 player photographs are included and each club entry has two or three supporting images (18 are historical maps). Bibliography and index.

About the Author(s)

Paul Batesel is an emeritus professor of English, Mayville State University, North Dakota, and a former faculty development officer for cooperative learning and critical thinking. He lives in Portland, North Dakota.

Bibliographic Details

Paul Batesel
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 236
Bibliographic Info: 196 photos, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7012-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-9076-9
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      v

Preface      1

Introduction      5



Bibliography      215

Index      219

Book Reviews & Awards

“an informative and user-friendly reference work that provides a brief biographical sketch of all 325 players in the NA and a short history…. Batesel’s biographies focus on both the character and the human, often less glamorous element of the players to provide a well-rounded picture. The breadth of information is striking and exciting to read and includes the player’s team”—Journal of Sport History.