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A Grassroots History of Baseball: Days of the Rosewood Bat and the Silver Ball

By: Richard J Staats

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2003

Seller ID: S2466

ISBN: 0788424661

Condition: 164 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2003, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 164 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The magical era of "Base Ball" exploded with enthusiasm across northeast Ohio in 1867. Base Ball clubs sprung up in every city, small town, and hamlet. Challenges to "matches" flew through the area. Perhaps Base Ball matches were a form of escapism during the Civil War, but baseball seemed to bring out the best in Americans-bravery, good sportsmanship, self-discipline, and a striving to do one's best. The author's original research focused on the quest of the Ravenna Star Base Ball Club to win its own trophy, "the Rosewood Bat and the Silver Ball," at the Portage County... View more info

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Sandlot: “The Soul of Baseball"

By: William A. Aleshire

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2005)

Seller ID: A3554

ISBN: 0078843554X

Condition: 252 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2005), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 252 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


This is a story about black sandlot baseball teams and some of their individual team members who played in and around Prince George's County, Maryland. Through photographs, text, personal interviews and newspaper accounts, this book enlightens the reader about the exciting and fascinating story of the Washington Blacksox and other sandlot baseball teams who emerged before and after Jackie Robinson had broken the major league baseball color barrier in 1947. This is the first written documentation of these local baseball teams. These teams received little public notice while playing sandlot base... View more info