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Kansas Baseball, 1858-1941
Mark Eberle's history is an informative and congenial guide to the years between the Civil War-era and the start of World War II, when baseball was adopted by early settlers, then taken up by soldiers sent west, and finally by teams formed to express the identity of growing towns and the diverse communities of African Americans, Native Americans, and Mexican Americans. As elsewhere in the country, these teams represented businesses, churches, schools, military units, and prisons. There were men's teams and women's, some segregated by race and others integrated, some for adults and others for youngsters.
This book is a living history as Eberle takes the reader to nine of the ballparks from the era where the game is still played on some of the oldest diamonds in the country.
400 pages

Item #006051