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.”
It’s not unusual for scholars to come up with approximately the same idea at about the same time.
Spring training has begun, which also means that the corresponding flooding is about to occur: flooding of the market with baseball books, that is.
Plume, September 2009
Heart of the Game, by S. L.