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Live All You Can: Alexander Joy Cartwright & the Invention of Modern Baseball

 
 
Author
Jay Martin.
Publisher Columbia Univ. Press  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.25 x 0.6 inches
ISBN 9780231147941
Pages/Publication Date 155/2009
Daedalus Item Code 61601
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Dismantling the notion that Abner Doubleday established the modern game of baseball, Jay Martin makes a bold case for A.J. Cartwright (1820–92), an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and avid ballplayer who codified the rules of the sport and promoted its rapid spread throughout the country. Also the biographer of Nathanael West, Henry Miller, and John Dewey, Martin revisits the original arguments behind the claims for Doubleday and Cartwright, and throws into sharp relief the competing ambitions of these figures during a time of aggressive westward expansion and unparalleled opportunities for individual reinvention.

"So engaging I read it in two sittings. This book is by the far the most comprehensive record of Alexander Joy Cartwright's life yet available."—Robert Hamblin

 
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