This landmark Volume is considered by many to be the most important work dealing with the early history and 19th century growth of our National Pastime. Albert G. Spalding himself was a figure of huge importance in the development of baseball. He was the first professional pitcher to win over 200 games, leading Boston to their four National Association titles, then moved to Chicago w he eventually owned the White Stockings. With $800 of borrowed money, Spalding founded the great sporting goods company that still bears his name. As one of early baseball's major business figures he was involved in many of the important decisions that shaped the game as we know it today.
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