The New York Giants Base Ball Club
The Growth of a Team and a Sport, 1870 to 1900 [LARGE PRINT]Large Print Edition
About the Book
In the earliest days of professional baseball, onlookers regarded the game with some ambivalence. To capture the hearts of the public, baseball needed teams worth watching-and no team was a better ambassador for baseball in the 19th century than the New York Giants.
Sporadically very good and at times even fashionable, the Giants of the 1800s were not yet the perennial power they would become in the early 20th century. They were, however, one of the league’s best-known and most closely watched teams, playing as they did in the country’s premier city. New York and its Giants epitomized the rise of industrialized America and the need for organized spectator diversions. Together, the city and the team helped propel baseball into its position as the national pastime.
This entry refers to the LARGE PRINT edition. For the standard edition please see ISBN 978-0-7864-2728-4.
About the Author(s)
James D. Hardy, Jr.
Format: softcover (7 x 10), large print
Bibliographic Info: 16 photos, references, index
Copyright Date: 2009 
Table of Contents
1. The American Game 7
2. The New Base-Ball Club 50
3. The Building Years 68
4. “We Are the People” 106
5. The Brotherhood War 132
6. An Attempt to Recover 195
7. Andrew Freedman 226
8. The Baseball Trust 251
9. Under New Management 282
Book Reviews & Awards
“excellent”—Nine; “wonderful”—SABR Bibliography Committee Newsletter.