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It’s risky to write a book about a season spent with a sports team.

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". . .an impressive work, abounds with new information about the formation of what Americans have long thought of as their national game . . ."

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It’s not unusual for scholars to come up with approximately the same idea at about the same time.

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“Fenway Park, in Boston, is a little lyric bandbox of a ballpark,” begins the tale of Red Sox slugger Ted Williams’ final at bat on September 28, 1960, at the oldest major league baseball stadium c

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Americans viewing those old and trite film shots of people lounging around languidly in opium dens, powerless to escape from their drugged reveries, used to feel scorn for those addicts.

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The question that the title of this book inspires—Did baseball grow out of cricket?—receives a clear answer here: no, the two games are “sporting cousins.”

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