Giving the notion that Abner Doubleday established modern baseball, Jay Martin’s Live All You Canpresents the case for entrepreneur A.J. Cartwright as major catalyst for the games spread in the late 19th-century. Pulling together letters and papers, Martin shows how Cartwright built a formalized set of rules for the game and how he appealed to spectators across class lines. Of course, there is also time to revisit the controversy between Doubleday and Cartwright.
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