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Guarinoni, H. (1610) The Horrors of the Devastation of the Human Race. Ingolstadt, Austria. (Orig: Greuel der Verwustung des Menschlichen Geschlechts.)
Strutt, J. (1801) The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England. London, Methuen.
Nyren, J. (1828) The Progress of Cricket. (7th edition. Reprinted in Chronicles of Cricket. London, Swan, Sonnenschein, Lowrey and Co., 1888: 92-101)
Montague, W. (1838) The Youth's Encyclopedia of Health.
Blaine, D. P. (1840) An Encyclopedia of Rural Sports. London, A. Stottswoods.
Daniels, G. P. (1845) Boy’s and Girl’s Book of Sports. Providence, Geo. Daniels.
Mears, C. D. (1853) Mears Baseball Scrapbooks.
Adams, D. L., et al. (1854) The New York Baseball Rules. The Book of American Pastimes. New York: 346-348.
Pycroft, J. (1854) The Cricket Field. London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans.
Mayhew/Baker, e. (1858) Base BallCountry=. A Manual of Cricket and Base Ball, With Rules and Regulations Illustrated. Boston, Mayhew and Baker: 20 - 24.
read online: http://www.archive.org/stream/manualofcricketb00bost
Pardon, G. (1858) Games for All Seasons. London, James Blackwood.
Anon. (1859) Base Ball - Who Plays the Genuine Game?. Buffalo Morning Express.
Dick, Ed. (1864) The American Boys Book of Sports and Games: A Practical Guide to Indoor and Outdoor Amusements. Dick and Fitzgerald. (reprinted by Lyons Press, 2000)
Peverelly, C. (1866) Book of American Pastimes, Containing a History of the Principal Base Ball, Cricket, Rowing and Yachting Clubs of the United States. New York, privately printed. (reprinted in 2005 as Peverelly's National Game, John Freyer and Mark Rucker, eds., Arcadia)
Smith, C. (1867) Popular Pastimes for Field and Fireside. Milton Bradley.
Chadwick, H. (1867) "The Ancient History of Base Ball." Ball Player’s Chronicle: 4.
Chadwick, H. (1867) The Ball Players' Chronicle. Thompson & Pearson. (http://www.amazon.com/Sept-19-1867-Ball-Players-Chronicle/dp/B0039C4FM0 also New England Base Ball Players Gazette.)
Chadwick, H. (1868) The Game of Baseball: How to Learn It, How to Play It, How to Teach It, with Sketches of Noted Players. New York, George Munro. (Reprinted by Camden House, Columbia SC, 1983)
Chadwick, H. (1868) American Chronicle of Sports and Pastimes. New York: 2. (published in book form, 1996)
Chadwick, H. (1868) 'Balls Days' in the Year AD 1858. The Game of Base Ball. Columbia, SC, Camden House: 178-181.
Anon. (1869) "Base-ball: Review of the Season of ’68, With a Chapter on the Rise, Decline, and Future Prospects of the Game." Spirit of the Times. 19: 359.
Anon. (1870) "Base-Ball as a Pastime and as a Business." Spirit of the Times. 23: 235.
Gale, F. (1871) Echoes from Old Cricket Fields. London, Simpkin, Marshall.
Spalding, A. G. (1874) Scrapbooks, 1874-1913.
Macgregor, R. R. (1879) Early Forms of Cricket 39. Belgravia. 450-456. (Braddon, M. ed.)
Routledge, E., ed. (1881) Every Boy's Book; A Complete Encyclopedia of Sports and Amusements. London, George Routledge and Sons. (Fourteenth Edition; First edition 1841)
Chadwick, H. (1881) A Plea for Base-Ball. New York Times: 5.
Newell, W. W. (1883) Games and Songs of American Children. New York, Dover. (1963 reprint)
Anon. (1884) Baseball: Its Rise and Progress. The New York Clipper Annual. New York Clipper: 29-36.
Anon. (1887) "Base Ball Reminiscences: Part I - The Evolution of Base Ball." National Daily Base Ball Gazette.
Anon. (1887) The Game of Cricket. Sonnenschein.
Morse, J. (1888) Sphere and Ash: History of Base Ball. Boston, J. F. Spofford. (reprinted by Camden House, Columbia SC, 1984)
Ward, J. M. (1888) Base-ball: How to Become a Player. Philadelphia, The Athletic Publishing Company. (SABR reprint, 1993)
Anon. (1889) Origin of the National Game of Baseball. Mercury Sporting Guide for 1889 Containing the History and Records of Baseball. 1-5.
Camp, W. (1889) "Base-Ball for the Spectator." The Century. 38: 831-838.
Palmer, H. C., et al. (1889) Athletic Sports in America, England, and Australia. W. A. Houghton.
Blancke, C. (1891) "Cricket in America." Harper's Weekly. 35: 725.
Culin, S. (1891) "Street Games of Boys in Brooklyn." Journal of American Folklore. 4: 231-233.
Hutchinson, H. G. (1893) "The Evolution of Games at Ball." The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature. 57: 831 ff.
Phillips, B. (1894) "Cricket in the Forties." Harper's Weekly. 38: 908 ff.
Gomme, A. B. (1894) Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland, Volume 1. London, David Nutt.
McCulloch, J. (1895) Sixty Years of Canadian Cricket Toronto. Bryant Publishing.
Old-Timer (1896) Memoirs of the Father of Base Ball: He Resides in New Haven and Retains an Interest in the Game. Sporting News.
Knowles, R. G., and Richard Morton (1896) Baseball in America. Baseball: The "Oval" Series of Games. London, George Routledge and Sons, Ltd: 82 ff.
Read, W. W. (1897) Annals of Cricket. Sampson, Low, Marston.
Griffith, W. R. (1897) The Early History of Amateur Base Ball in the State of Maryland, 1858 -1871. John Cox.
Bene, D. D. (1898) Fifty Years Reminiscences of Scottish Cricket. Glasgow.
Brand, J. (1900) Observations on the Popular Antiquities of Great Britain: The Origins of our Vulgar and Provincial Customs, Ceremonies and Superstitions. London, George Bell and Sons.
Anson, A. C. (1900) A Ball Player’s Career. Chicago, Era Publishing. (reprinted by Amereon, 1993.)
Presbey, F. (1901) Athletics at Princeton: A History. New York, Frank Presbrey Company.
Church, S. R. (1902) Base Ball, 1845-1871. San Francisco. (Reprinted by Pyne Press, Princeton, 1974)
Strutt, J. (1903) The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England—A New Edition, Much Enlarged and Corrected by J. Charles Fox. London, Methuen. (Reissued by Singing Tree Press, Detroit, 1968)
Norton, F. C. (1904) That Strange Yankee Game, Wicket. Hartford, Hartford Courant. (Reprinted in Bristol Connecticut, City Printing Company, Hartford, 1907)
Barbour, R. H. (1904) The Book of School and College Sports. New York, D. Appleton and Company.
Wister, W. R. (1904) Some Reminiscences of Cricket in Philadelphia Before 1861. Philadelphia.
Spalding, A. G. (1905) "The Origin and History of Baseball." American Boy. 6(215). (first of two parts)
Spalding, A. G. (1905) What is the Origin of Base Ball?. Spalding’s Official Base Ball Guide, 1905. Spalding: 3-13.
Hazlitt, W. C. (1905) Faiths and Folklore: A Dictionary of National Beliefs, Superstitions and Popular Customs. London, Reeves and Turner.
read online: http://archive.org/stream/popularantiquit01branuoft
Spalding, A. G. (1906) The Origin of Base BallCountry=. Spalding’s Official Base Ball Guide – 1906. Spalding: 6.
Knight, A. E. (1906) The Complete Cricketer. London, Methuen and Company.
Lovett, J. D. W. (1907) Old Boston Boys and the Games They Played. Boston, Riverside Press: Chapter XII, 125-132.
Sarchet, C. M. (1908) "Baseball as Played By the Indians." Baseball. 1: 26-28.
Sullivan, J. E. (1908) The Origin of Base Ball. Spalding’s Guide to Base Ball – 1908. Spalding: 35-49.
Seymour, George Dudley (1909) The Old-Time Game of Wicket.
Richter, F. C. (1909) A Brief History of Baseball. Sporting Life Publications.
Seymour, G. D. (1909) The Old-Time Game of Wicket and Some Old-Time Wicket Players. 2. Papers and Addresses of the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Connecticut. 269-303.
Irwin, W. (1909) "Before the Professionals Came." Collier's. 43: 12-15.
Rankin, W. (1909) "The History of Baseball." Baseball Magazine. 3: 13-22.
McKinnon, L. C. (1910) "Games Played with a Ball." Baseball. 4: 71-72.
Camp, W. (1910) "The American National Game: Professional and College Base-Ball in the Making." Century. 79: 936-948.
Spink, A. H. (1910) The National Game. National Game Publishing. (2nd Edition, 1911 -- reprinted by Southern Illinois University Press, 2000)
Barrett, P. V. (1910) "Baseball in the Seventeenth Century." Baseball. 5(75-76).
Spalding, A. G. (1911) America’s National Game: Historic Facts Concerning the Beginnings, Evolution, Development and Popularity of Base Ball. New York, American Sports Publishing Company. (reprinted by University of Nebraska Press, 1992)
Anon. (1912) "Who Started Baseball? A Word on the Origins of the National Game." Baseball. 8: 71-72.
Casey, H. J. (1912) "The History of Baseball: The Spectacular Career of America’s Foremost Game." Baseball Magazine. 8: 21 ff.
Roff, E. (1912) Base ball and base ball players. Chicago, E. A. Roff.
Morland, G. (1914) Balldom: A History of Baseball. (Produced in DVD by Golden Age, 1999)
Richter, F. (1914) Richter’s History and Records of Base Ball: The American Nation’s Chief Sport. Philadelphia, Dando. (Reprinted by McFarland, 2005)
Phelps-Stokes, I. N. (1915) The Iconography of Manhattan Island, 1915 - 1928Country=. New York, Robert H. Dodd. (reprinted in 1967 by Amo)
Birdsall, R. R. (1917) The Birthplace of Base Ball. The Story of Cooperstown. Cooperstown, NY, The Arthur Christ Co: 247-257.
Fogel, H. S. (1921) Evolution of Baseball from 1833 Up to the Present Time. Philadelphia?, Daily Evening Telegraph.
Nugent, W. H. (1925) "Baseball's Age of Innocence." American Legion Weekly. 7(4-5): 14-17.
Anon (1926) "The Origin of Baseball." Youth's Companion. 100: 686.
Agen, M. (1927) "Baseball Known in Old World Under Various Names." Baseball. 38: 521.
Krout, J. A. (1929) Annals of American Sport. New Haven, Yale University Press.
Cardus, N. (1930) Cricket (Cardus). London, Longmans Green and Co.
Bonner, M. G. (1930) "The Birth of Baseball." St. Nicholas. 57(12): 931-932.
Holliman, J. (1931) American Sports (1785-1835). Durhan, NC, Seeman Press. (republished by Porcupine Press, Philadelphia, 1975)
Moult, T., ed. (1935) Bat and Ball; A New Book of Cricket. Arthur Barker Ltd. (Reprinted in 1960 by Sprotsman's Book Club)
Anon. (1937) The MCC 1787 - 1937. London, The Times Publishing Company.
Lange, F. W. (1938) History of Baseball in California and Pacific Coast Leagues 1847-1938; Memories of an Old Time Baseball Player. Oakland, Privately Printed.
Henderson, R. W. (1939) "Baseball and Rounders." Bulletin of the New York Public Library. 43(4): 303-314.
Doubleday, A. (1939) A Century of Baseball. Louisville, Kentucky, Standard Printing Company. (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Century-Baseball-1839-1939-/370511002543)
Louden, G. A. (1939) Beginnings an d Development of the Game of Baseball. Cooperstown, self-published.
Gini, C. (1939) "Rural Games in Libya." Rural Sociology. 4(3): 283-299.
Maigaard, P. (1940) "Slagboldspillenes Historie." Danske Studien: 33-48.
Dulles, F. R. (1940) America Learns to Play: A History of Popular Recreation 1607-1940Country=. New York, Appleton-Century.
read online: http://archive.org/stream/americalearnstop007872mbp
Gini, C. (1941) "Considerazioni ed Ipotesi Sull'origine del 'Om el Mahag'." Genus. 5(1-2): 73-86.
Menke, F. G. (1944) Baseball (Menke). Encyclopedia of Sports. A. S. Barnes: 55ff.
Irwin, W. (1945) "No, It Wasn't Doubleday!." Baseball Digest: 52-54.
Butler, S. H. (1946) A Concise History of Cricket. Cricket Book Society.
Brewster, P. G. (1947) "Games and Sports in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century British Literature." Western Folklore. 6(2): 143-156.
Henderson, R. W. (1947) Ball, Bat, and Bishop: the Origin of Ball Games. New York, Rockport Press.
Menke, F. G. (1947) Baseball -- Major. The New Encyclopedia of Sports. New York, A. S. Barnes and Company: 77ff.
Hubbell, R. W. (1948) Tribute Paid to General Doubleday, Founder of Our National Game. New York, New York Times.
Mehl, E. (1948) "Baseball in the Stone Age." Western Folklore. 7(2): 145-161.
Wymer, N. (1949) Sport in England: A History of Two Thousand Years of Games and Pastimes. London, George G. Harrap and Co.
Hole, C. (1949) English Sports and Pastimes. London, B. T. Batsford, Ltd.
Allen, L. (1950) 100 Years of Baseball: the Intimate and Dramatic Story of Modern Baseball From the Game's Beginnings Up to the Present Day. New York, Bartholomew House.
Lardner, J. (1950) Mr. Henderson and the Cooperstown Myth. True.
Rait Kerr, R. S. (1950) The Laws of Cricket: Their History and Growth. Longmans, Green & Co.
Warner, P. (1950) Gentlemen v. Players, 1806-1949. London, George G. Harrap and Co.
Parker, E. (1950) The History of Cricket. London, Seeley Service & Co.
Parker, D. (1951) "Who Really Invented Baseball?." Sport. 10: 14-17.
Lester, J. A. (1951) A Century of Philadelphia Cricket. University of Pennsylvania Press.
Bartlett, A. (1951) Baseball and Mr. Spalding: The History and Romance of Baseball. Farrar, Straus and Young.
Crosby, J. (1951) "Ode to the Baseball Season." Saturday Review. 35: 46.
Hammond, W. (1952) Cricket’s Secret HistoryCountry=. London, Stanley Paul & Co..
Wittke, C. (1952) "Baseball in its Adolescence." Ohio State Archeological and Historical Quarterly. 61(2): 111-127.
Betts, J. R. (1952) Organized Sport in Industrial America. University of Michigan Dissertation Services.
Brewster, P. G. (1953) American Nonsinging Games. University of Oklahoma Press.
Toyne, S. M. (1955) "The Early History of Cricket." History Today. 6: 357-365.
Turkin, H., and S. C. Thomson (1956) The Official Encyclopedia of Baseball: Revised Edition. New York, A. S. Barnes and Company.
Seymour, H. (1956) "How Baseball Began." Historical Society Quarterly: 369-385. (Reprinted in John Thorn, ed., The Armchair Book of Baseball: An All-Star Lineup Celebrates America’s National Pastime [Galahad Books, 1997], pp 283-295.)
Martineau, G. D. (1957) They Made Cricket. London, The Sportsman's Book Club.
Danzig, A., and Joe Reichler (1959) Baseball: Its Great Players, Teams, and Managers. Prentice-Hall.
Durant, J. (1959) The Story of Baseball in Words and Pictures. New York, Hastings House. (first edition was 1947)
Seymour, H. (1960) Baseball: The Early Years. (Oxford University Press printed a later edition in 1989.)
Smith, R. (1961) Baseball in America: An Illustrated History of Our National Pastime. Holt Rinehart and Winston.
Orem, P. (1961) Baseball (1845-1881) From the Newspaper Accounts. Altadena, CA, private printing.
Webber, R. (1961) The Phoenix History of Cricket. Phoenix Sports Books.
Crockett, D. S. (1961) "Sports and Recreational Practices of Union and Confederate Soldiers." Research Quarterly. 32: 335-347.
Rosenburg, J. M. (1962) The Story of Baseball. Random House.
Atkinson, F. (1963) "'Knur and Spell' and Allied Games." Folk Life. 1: 43-65.
Gomme, A. B. (1964) The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland, Volume 2. New York, Dover. (reprint -- original publication 1898)
read online: http://archive.org/stream/traditionalgames02gommuoft
Cleaver, J. D. (1965) Heritage of a National Game: Social Baseball 1845-1875. State University of New York Press.
Zoerink, D. A. (1966) Rounders (Zoerink) 1. Encyclopedia of World Sport: From Ancient Times to the Present. Santa Barbara, CA, ABC-CLIO: 816-818.
Voigt, D. Q. (1966) American Baseball: From Gentleman’s Sport to the Commissioner System. Oklahoma University Press. (reprinted by Pennsylvania State University Press, 1983)
Parker, B. (1967) "Batter Up: Fort Wayne's Baseball History." Old Fort News. 30(3).
Wallop, D. (1969) Baseball: An Informal History. W. W. Norton. (Bantam paperbock published 1970)
Bowen, R. (1970) Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development throughout the World. Eyre and Spottiswoode.
Brasch, R. (1970) How Did Sports Begin? A Look at the Origins of Man at Play. New York, David McKay Company.
Lewis, G. (1970) "The Beginning of Organized Collegiate Sport." American Quarterly. 22(2): 222-229.
Hajdu, G. (1971) Collection of Hungarian Folk Games. Budapest. (translated from Hungarian 'Magyar Nepi Jatekok Gyujtemenye')
Betts, J. R. (1971) "Home Front, Battle Field, and Sport During the Civil War." Research Quarterly. 42.
Ross, G. (1972) A History of Cricket. London, Arthur Barket.
Somers, D. A. (1972) The Rise of Sports in New Orleans, 1850-1900. Louisiana State University Press.
Leitner, I. A. (1972) Baseball: Diamond in the Rough. Criterion Books.
Goulstone, J. (1972) Early Club and Village Cricket. (Private publication)
Peterson, H. (1973) The Man Who Invented Baseball. Charles Scribner’s Sons.
Betts, J. R. (1974) America’s Sporting Heritage: 1850-1950. Addison Wesley.
Voigt, D. Q. (1976) America Through Baseball. Chicago, Nelson-Hall.
Twombly, W. (1976) 200 Years of Sport in America: A Pageant of a Nation at Play. McGraw-Hill.
Jewell, B. (1977) Sports and Games: History and Origins. Tunbridge Wells, UK, Midas Books.
Fillmore, S. (1977) The Pleasure of the Game: The Story of Toronto Cricket, 1827-1977. Toronto, Toronto Cricket, Skating, and Curling Club. (Book is missing from shelf.)
Henderson, R. W. (1977) Early American Sport: A Checklist of Books by American and Foreign Authors Published in America Prior to 1860. Rutherford, NJ, Fairleigh Dickenson University Press.
Arlott, J. a. T., F. (1977) Arlott and Trueman on Cricket. London, British Broadcasting Company.
Grossinger, R. (1977) Baseball Variants. Baseball I Gave You the Best Years of My Life. Oakland, North Atlantic Books: 21-24.
Brookes, C. (1978) English Cricket: The Game and its Players Through the Ages. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
Guttman, A. (1978) From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports. Columbia University Press.
Viney, N., and Neil Grant (1978) An Illustrated History of Ball Games. London, Book Club Associates.
Barty-King, H. (1979) Quilt Winders and Pod Shavers; the History of Cricket Bat and Ball Manufacture. London, Macdonald and James.
Dunning, E., and Kenneth Sheard (1979) Barbarians, Gentlemen, and Players. Oxford, Martin Robinson.
Daniel, W. H. (1979) "The Rage in the Hill City: The Beginnings of Baseball in Lynchburg." Virginia Cavalcade. 28: 186-191.
Tyrrell, I. (1979) The Emergence of Modern American Baseball, c. 1850-1880. Sport in History: The Making of Modern Sport History. R. Cashman, and Michael McKernan. St. Lucia, University of Queensland Press: 205-216.
Green, B., Ed. (1979) Wisden Anthology 1864 - 1900. Queen Anne Press.
Adelman, M. A. (1980) "The First Baseball Game, the Newspaper References to Baseball, and the New York Club." Journal of Sport History. 7(Winter): 132-135.
Couzens, G. S. (1980) A Baseball Album. New York, Lippincott and Crowell.
Vincent, T. (1981) The Rise and Fall of American Sport. New York, Seaview Books.
Dizikes, J. (1981) Sportsmen and Gamesmen: From the Years that Shaped American Ideas About Winning and Losing and How to Play the Game. Houghton Mifflin.
Baker, W. J. (1982) Sports in the Western World. Totowa, NJ, Rowman and Littlefield.
Ritter, L. S. (1983) The Story of BaseballCountry=. HarperTrophy. (Beech Tree edition -- 1999)
Fred H. Harrison (1983) The Hard-Ball Game. Phillips Academy. (This is chapter 2 of Harrison's Athletics for All: Physical Education and Athletics at Phillips Academy 1778-1978 (Phillips Academy, 1984). It describes ballplaying at the Academy from 1811 to 1878.)
Rader, B. G. (1983) American Sports: From the Age of Folk Games to the Age of Spectators. Prentice-Hall.
Gelber, S. M. (1984) "'Their Hands Are All Out Playing:' Business and Amateur Baseball, 1845-1917." Journal of Sport History. 11(1): 5-27.
Anon (1984) Cricket: History of the Game, Equipment, .... St. Peters, Australia, Gregory's Publishing Company.
Levine, P. (1985) A. G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball. Oxford University Press.
Brayshaw, I. (1985) The ABC of Cricket: The History, The Laws, a Glossary of Terms. Sydney, Australian Broadcasting Company.
McLean, T. (1985) The English at Play in the Middle Ages. Kensal Press.
Williams, M. E. (1985) Double Century: 200 Years of Cricket in The Times. Collins and Willow.
Bowman, J. S., and Joel Zoss (1986) The Pictorial History of Baseball. New York, Gallery Books.
Durso, J. (1986) Baseball and the American Dream. The Sporting News.
Adelman, M. A. (1986) A Sporting Time: New York City and the Rise of Modern Athletics, 1820-1870. University of Illinois Press.
Endrei, W., and Laszlo Zolnay (1986) Fun and Games in Old Europe. Budapest, Corvina Klado.
Wert, J. D. (1987) "Gentlemen Don’t Steal Bases." Sports History. 1(1): 34-41.
Lewis, T. (1987) Double Century: The Story of MCC and Cricket. Hodder and Stoughton.
Egan, J. (1987) The Story of Cricket in Australia. Crows Nest, NSW, Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Gabriel, J. D. (1988) "The Celtic Claim to the Grand Old Game." Minneapolis Review of Baseball. 7(3): 26-28.
Frommer, H. (1988) Primitive Baseball: The First Quarter-Century of the National Pastime. Atheneum.
Brooke, R., and Peter Matthews (1988) Guiness Cricket Firsts. Guiness Books.
Astor, G. (1988) The Baseball Hall of Fame 50th Anniversary Book. Prentice Hall.
Green, S. (1988) "Some Cricket Records." Archives. 18(80): 187-198.
Green, B. (1988) A History of CricketCountry=. London, Barrie and Jenkins.
Guttman, A. (1988) A Whole New Ball Game: An Interpretation of American Sports. University of North Carolina Press.
Bouchier, N. B., and R. K. Barney (1988) "A Critical Examination of a Source on Early Ontario Baseball: The Reminiscence of Adam E. Ford." Journal of Sport History. 15(1): 75-90.
Goldstein, W. (1989) Playing for Keeps: A History of Early Baseball. Cornell University Press. (paperback edition, 1991)
Benson, M. (1989) Ballparks of North America: 1845 to Present. McFarland.
Marks, V. (1989) Wisden Illustrated History of Cricket. W. H. Smith.
Riess, S. A. (1989) City Games: The Evolution of American Urban Society and the Rise of Sports. University of Illinois Press.
Gould, S. J. (1989) The Creation Myths of Cooperstown. Natural History. 14-24.
Sumner, J. (1989) Baseball at Salisbury Prison Camp. Baseball History. Westport, CT: 19-27.
Levine, P., Ed. (1989) Baseball History: An Annual of Original Baseball Research. Meckler Books.
Kirsch, G. B. (1989) The Creation of American Team Sports: Baseball and Cricket, 1838-1872. University of Illinois Press.
Rucker, M., and Stephen Hanks (1989) 150 Years of Baseball. Publications International.
Merrifield, A. S. (1990) Baseball: Early History to 1869. Sports Encyclopedia of North America. Gulf Breeze, FL, Academic International Press: 139-152.
Seymour, H. (1990) Baseball: The People’s Game. Oxford University Press.
Astifan, P. (1990) "Baseball in the 19th Century." Rochester History. 52(3): 2-23.
Scholefield, P. (1990) Cricket Laws and Terms. Kent Town, Australia, Axiom Publishing.
Seymour, H. (1990) "Review of Kirsch's 'The Creation of American Team Sports'." Journal of American History. 77(1): 294-295.
Manchester, H. (1991) Ball Games: 1800-1860. Four Centuries of Sport in America: 1490-1890. Lyon, Mississippi, Derrydale Press: 121-130.
Goldstein, R. (1991) Superstars and Screwballs: 100 Years of Brooklyn Baseball. Dutton. (Book has not been evaluated.)
Alexander, C. (1991) Our Game: An American Baseball History. Henry Holt.
Lansche, G. (1991) Glory Fades Away: The Nineteenth Century World Series Rediscovered. Dallas, Taylor.
Kirsch, G. B. (1991) Massachusetts Baseball and Cricket, 1840-1870. Sports in Massachusetts: Historical Essays. Westfield, MA, Institute for Massachusetts Studies: 1-15. (R. Story, ed.)
DeClerico, J. M., and Barry J. Pavelec (1991) The Jersey Game: The History of Modern Baseball from Its Birth to the Big Leagues in the Garden State. Rutgers University Press. (Chapters 1 and 2, pages 1-39, cover the pre-professional era in NJ)
Rader, B. G. (1992) Baseball: A History of America’s Game. University of Illinois Press.
Thorn, J. (1992) "The True Father of Baseball." Elysian Fields Quarterly. (revised several times since; most recently published in Total Baseball, 8th ed. (Sport Classic Books, 2004))
Anderson, Will (1992) Was Baseball Really Invented in Maine?. Yes. Will Anderson.
Pietruzsa, D. (1992) A Question of Territory. Troy’s Baseball Heritage. Troy, NY, Society for American Baseball Research: 13. (Not evaluated.)
Ryczek, W. J. (1992) Blackguards and Red Stockings: A History of Baseball's National Association. Wallingford CT, Colebrook Press.
Griffith, W. R. (1992) The Early History of Amateur Base Ball in the State of Maryland 87. Maryland Historical Magazine: 201-208. (Book is missing from shelf.)
Kirsch, G. B., ed. (1992) Sports in North America: A Documentary History, Volume 3: The Rise of Modern Sports 1840-1860. Academic International Press.
Gorn, E., and Warren Goldstein (1993) A Brief History of American Sports. Hill and Wang.
Gershman, M. (1993) Green Pastures (1845-1875). Diamonds: The Evolution of the Ballpark. Houghton Mifflin: 5-23.
Guttman, A. (1994) BaseballCountry=. Games and Empire: Modern Sports and Cultural Imperialism. Columbia University Press: 71-96.
Ward, G. C., and Ken Burns (1994) Baseball: An Illustrated History. Alfred A. Knopf.
Ward, G. C., with Ken Burns and Paul Robert Walker (1994) Who Invented The Game?: Baseball, The American Epic. A. A. Knopf.
Williams, P. (1994) Origins of the Baseball Myth. The Sports Immortals. Bowling Green, OH, Bowling Green State University Popular Press: 67-70.
Burk, R. F. (1994) Never Just a Game: Players, Owners, and American Baseball to 1920. University of North Carolina Press.
Helyar, J. (1994) Lords of the Realm: The Real History of Baseball. Villard Books.
Nemec, D. (1994) The Rules of Baseball: An Anecdotal Look at the Rules, and How They Came to Be. Lyons and Burford.
Shieber, T. (1994) "The Evolution of the Baseball Diamond." Baseball Research Journal. 23: 3-12.
Thorn, J. (1995) Our Game. Total Baseball. The Official Encyclopedia of Major League Baseball. Viking Press: 5-14. (4th edition)
McCulloch, R. (1995) How Baseball Began: The Long Overlooked Truth about the Birth of Baseball. Warwick. (reprinted by McFarland, 2001)
Gilbert, T. (1995) Elysian Fields: The Birth of Baseball. Grolier.
Sullivan, D. A., Ed. (1995) Early Innings: A Documentary History of Baseball 1825-1908. University of Nebraska Press.
Menna, L. K. (1995) Sports in North America: A Documentary History. Volume 2: The Origins of Modern Sports, 1820-1840. Academic International Press.
Frommer, H. (1995) Big Apple Baseball: An Illustrated History from the Burroughs to the Ballparks. Dallas, Tavlor Publishing. (Book is missing from shelf.)
Chadwick, A. (1995) Illustrated History of Baseball. Chartwell Books.
Martin-Jenkins, C. (1995) Cricket: A Way of Life. Marks and Spenser. (1984 hardback edition by Century Publishing)
Riess, S. A. (1995) Sport in Industrial American, 1850-1920. Wheeling IL, Harlan Davidson.
Howorth, P. (1995) East Yorkshire Cricket 1778-1914. Driffield, Lowndes Publications.
Humber, W. (1995) Diamonds in the North: A Concise History of Baseball in Canada. Oxford University Press.
Brodribb, G. (1995) Next Man In: A Survey of Cricket Laws and Customs. Souvenir Press. (revision of the 1952 edition)
Rader, B. G. (1996) Baseball – North American 1. Encyclopedia of World Sport: From Ancient Times to the Present. Santa Barbara CA, ABC-CLIO: 91-99.
Setzer, J. (1996) Baseball in the Nineteenth Century. Society for American Baseball Research.
Zoss, J., and John Bowman (1996) Diamonds in the Rough. Contemporary Books.
Light, J. F. (1997) Origins of Baseball. The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball. McFarland.
Nemec, D., and Saul Wisnia (1997) Baseball: More Than 150 Years. Publications International Ltd.
Soos, T. (1997) Before the Curse: The Glory Days of New England Baseball, 1858-1918. Hyannis, MA, Parnassus Imprints.
Crane, S. (1997) The Men Who Invented Shortstop. The Complete Armchair Book of Baseball. Galahad Books, New York: 447-452. (originally published in 1985 or 1987)
Cummings, C. (1997) How I Pitched the First Curve. The Complete Armchair Book of Baseball. New York, Galahad Books: 468-470. (first published in 1985 or 1987. J. Thorn, editor)
Mote, A. (1997) The Glory Days of Cricket: The Extraordinary Story of Broadhalfpenny Down. Robson Books.
Danielson, M. N. (1997) Home Team: Professional Sports and the American Metropolis. Princeton University Press.
Bready, J. (1998) Baseball in Baltimore: The First 100 Years. Johns Hopkins University Press: 230. (Chapter 1, "The Beginnings," pages 3 - 14, covers the first clubs and the 1860s.)
Guschov, S. D. (1998) The Red Stockings of Cincinnati: Base Ball’s First All-Professional Team. McFarland.
Stewart, M. (1998) Baseball; A History of the National Pastime. Grolier.
Koppett, L. (1998) Concise History of Major League Baseball. Temple University Press: 1-14.
McCulloch, R., Ed. (1998) From Cartwright to Shoeless Joe: The Warwick Compendium of Early Baseball. Warwick.
Melville, T. (1998) The Tented Field: A History of Cricket in America. Bowling Green University Popular Press.
Ryczek, W. J. (1998) When Johnny Came Sliding Home: The Post-Civil War Baseball Boom, 1865-1870. McFarland & Co.
Altherr, Thomas L. (1999) There is Nothing Now Heard of, in our Leisure Hours, But Ball, Ball, Ball. Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 1999. McFarland and Company: 187 - 213.
Birley, D. (1999) A Social History of English Cricket. Aurum Press.
Levinson, D., and Karen Christopher, Ed. (1999) Encyclopedia of World Sport: From Ancient Times to the Present. Oxford University Press.
Bailey, Bob (1999) Chapter 1: Beginnings. From Amateur Teams of Disgrace in the National League. unpublished: 15. (Pages 1-8 of this chapter cover ballplaying prior to the founding of Louisville National League in 1876.)
Underdown, D. (2000) Start of Play: Cricket and Culture in Eighteenth Century England. Allen Lane.
Tygiel, J. (2000) The Mortar of Which Baseball is Held Together: Henry Chadwick and the Invention of Baseball Statistics. Past Time: Baseball as History. Oxford University Press: 15-34.
Terry, David (2000) "The Seventeenth Century Game of Cricket: A Reconstruction of the Game." The Sports Historian(Number 20): 33-43.
Altherr, T. L. (2000) "A Place Leavel Enough to Play Ball: Baseball and Baseball-Type Games in the Colonial Era, Revolutionary War, and Early American Republic.." Nine. 8(2): 15-49.
Burnett, J. (2000) Riot, Revelry and Rout: Sport in Lowland Scotland Before 1860. East Linton, Scotland, Tuckwell Press.
Wright, M. D. (2000) The National Association of Base Ball Players, 1857-1870. McFarland.
Tygiel, J. (2000) The National Game: Reflections on the Rise of Baseball in the 1850s and 1860s. Past Time: Baseball as History. Oxford University Press: 3-14.
Rossi, J. (2000) The National Game: Baseball and American Culture. Ivan Dee.
Collection, E. C. C. (2000) Baseball Extra: A Newspaper History of the Glorious Game from its Beginning. Castle Books.
Moesche, C. R. (2000) Day-by-Day in Baseball History. McFarland.
McCulloch, R., Ed. (2000) Baseball’s Roots: The Fascinating Birth of America’s Game. Warwick.
Jarvie, G., ed. (2000) Sport, Scotland and the Scots. London, Tuckwell Press.
Blofield, H. (2001) Cricket and All That; An Irreverent History. Coronet.
Story, R. (2001) The Country of the Young: The Meaning of Baseball in Early American Culture. Baseball History from Outside the Lines. J. E. Dreifort. University of Nebraska Press: 19-33.
Poillucci, J. V. (2001) Baseball in Dutchess County: When it Was a GameCountry=US. Routledge Books. (Not evaluated.)
Reaves, J. A. (2001) Taking in a Game: A History of Baseball in Asia. Lincoln NE, University of Nebraska Press.
Melville, T. (2001) Early Baseball and the Rise of the National League. McFarland.
Smith, C. (2001) Storied Stadiums: Baseball's History Through its Ballparks. New York, Carrol and Graf.
Millen, P. (2001) From Pastime to Passion: Baseball and the Civil War. Bowie, MD, Heritage Books.
Elston, G. (2001) A Stitch in Time: A Baseball Chronology, 1845 - 2000. Halcyon Press.
Rae, S. (2001) It's Not Cricket; A History of Skullduggery, Sharp Practice and Downright Cheating in the Noble Game. London, Faber and Faber.
Goulstone, J. (2001) Hambledon: The Men and the Myths. Cambridge, England, Roger Heavens: 1-7.
Gower, D. (2002) History of Cricket. Pellinore Productions. (DVD)
Terry, J. L. (2002) Long Before the Dodgers: Baseball in Brooklyn, 1855-1884. McFarland.
Thilgen, D. (2002) Midwest and National Base Ball in Minnesota Newspapers. London, Ontario, VBBA Annual Convention.
Turner, Brian and John S. Bowman (2002, rev. 2011) The Hurrah Game: Baseball in Northampton, 1791-1953. x. Northampton MA, Historic Northampton. (26 pages of this 93-page book treat base ball's pre-professional period.)
McGuire, M. (2003) "The Ongoing Fable of Baseball." New York Archives. 2(4): 8-12.
McNary, K. (2003) Black Baseball: A History of African-Americans and the National Game. PRC Publishing, London.
Podoll, B. A. (2003) The Minor League Milwaukee Brewers, 1859-1952. McFarland.
Cvornyek, R. L. (2003) Baseball in Newark: Images of Baseball. Arcadia.
Clark, J. (2003) A History of Australian Baseball: Time and Game. Lincoln, NE, University of Nebraska Press.
Devine, C. (2003) Harry Wright: The Father of Professional Baseball. McFarland.
Bouchier, N. B. (2003) Baseball, Boosters, and the Amateur Not-for-Profit Approach to Community Sport. For the Love of the Game: Amateur Sport in Small-Town. Ontario, McGill-Queens University Press: 100.
Willughby, F., and Clive L. Hardy (2003) Francis Willughby’s Book of Games: A Seventeenth Century Treatise on Sports, Games, and Pastimes. Ashgate Publishing. (based on a 1670s manuscript)
Morris, P. (2003) Baseball Fever: Early Baseball in Michigan. University of Michigan Press.
Ribowsky, M. (2003) The Complete History of the Home Run. New York, Citadel Press.
Pitoniak, Scott (2003) Baseball in Rochester. Arcadia Publishing.
Liberman, N. (2003) Glove Affairs: The Romance, History and Tradition of the Baseball Glove. Chicago, Triumph.
Rucker, M., and John Freyer (2003) 19th Century Baseball in Chicago. Arcadia Publishing. (Not evaluated.)
Kirsch, G. B. (2003) Baseball in Blue and Gray. Princeton University Press.
Morris, Peter (2003) Baseball Fever: Early Basebnall in Michigan. U of Michigan Press: 362.
Nash, P. J. (2003) Baseball Legends of Brooklyn’s Greenwood Cemetery. Arcadia.
Bowman, J. S., and Joel Zoss (2004) Diamonds in the Rough: The Untold History of Baseball. University of Nebraska Press.
Husman, J. R. (2004) Ohio's First Baseball Game. Played by Confederates and Taught to Yankees. 8.
Dewey, D. (2004) The Tenth Man: The Fan in Baseball History. New York, Carroll and Graf.
Ellard, H. (2004) Baseball in Cincinnati: A History. McFarland: 199. (Originally published in 1908. Pages 17-92 cover the growth of base ball from 1860 to the formations of the Red Stockings in 1869.)
Genovese, Daniel L. (2004) Chapter 2 -- Wicket Ball: The Predecessor to 'The New York Game'. The Old Ball Ground: The Chronological History Westfield Baseball. 9-24.
Genovese, D. L. (2004) The Old Ball Ground: the Chronological History of Westfield Baseball. West Conshohocken, PA, Infinity Publishing.
Miller, S. G. (2004) Arete: Greek Sports from Ancient Sources. University of California Press.
Thorn, J. (2005) The Game that Got Away. Boston, Boston Globe.
Collins, T., et al. (2005) Encyclopedia of Traditional British Rural Sports. Routledge.
Freyer, J., and Mark Rucker, Ed. (2005) Peverelly's National Game: Images of Baseball. Arcadia Publishing. (a reprinting of the chapter "The National Game," from Charles Peverelly's 1866 self-published book, American Pastimes)
Miklich, E. (2005) The Rules of the Game; A Compilation of the Rules of Baseball 1845-1900. 19C Base Ball.
Jensen, D. (2005) The Timeline History of Baseball. Palgrave Books.
Block, D. (2005) Baseball Before We Knew It: A Search for the Roots of the Game. University of Nebraska Press.
Shiffert, J. (2006) Base Ball in Philadelphia: A History of the Early Game, 1831-1900. Jefferson, NC, McFarland: 288. (The first two chapters (30 pages) cover the period before the Civil War.)
Vecsey, G. (2006) Baseball: A History of America's Favorite Game. New York, The Modern Library.
Morris, P. (2006) A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations That Shaped Baseball. Chicago, Ivan Dee.
Loeffler, R. (2006) Key Points in the Evolution of the Baseball from the Early 1800s to 1872. 8.
Sentance, P. D. (2006) Cricket in America, 1710-2000. Jefferson, NC, McFarland.
Morris, P. (2007) The Pursuit of Pleasure Under Difficulties. Level Playing Fields: How the Groundskeeping Murphy Brothers Shaped Baseball. Lincoln, NE, University of Nebraska Press: 15-32.
Ivor-Campbell, F. (2007) "Knickerbocker Base Ball: The Birth and Infancy of the Modern Game." Base Ball. 1(2): 55-66.
Casway, J. (2007) "Octavius Catto and the Pythians of Philadelphia." Pennsylvania Legacies. 7(1): 5-9.
Gonzalez, C. (2007) "A New Perspective on Mexican Baseball Origins." Base Ball. 1(2): 64-72.
Hulbert, J. (2007) "Fast Day: Boston's Original Opening Day." Base Ball. 1(1): 73-77.
Schiff, A. J. (2007) 'The Father of Baseball': A Biography of Henry Chadwick. Jefferson, NC, McFarland.
Shiffert, J. (2007) "From Pastime to Monopoly." Pennsylvania Legacies. 7(1): 16-21.
Hershberger, R. (2007) "A Reconstruction of Philadelphia Town Ball." Base Ball. 1(2): 28-43.
Thorn, J. (2007) "1791 And All That; Baseball and the Berkshires." Base Ball. 1(1): 119-126.
Macfarlane, A. (2007) "The Knickerbockers; San Francisco's First Baseball Team?." Base Ball. 1(1): 7-21.
Morris, P. (2008) But Didn't We Have Fun? An Informal History of Baseball's Pioneer Era, 1843-1870. Chicago, Ivan R. Dee.
Schiff, A. J. (2008) "Henry Chadwick: The 'Father of Baseball' Was a Sportswriter." National Pastime. 28: 26-29.
Harris, Rick (2008) Rhode Island Baseball: The Early Years. Book. History Press. (Most of the book's coverage of the Origins Era are in Chapter 1 ("Before Baseball"), pages 21-26, and Chapter 2 ("Notes on the Development of the National Pastime"), pages 27 - 37.)
Altherr, T. L. (2008) "Chucking the Old Apple: Recent Discoveries of Pre-1840 North American Ball Games." Base Ball. 2(1): 29-43.
Astifan, Priscilla and Larry McCray (2008) "'Old Fashioned Base Ball' in Western New York, 1825-1860." Base Ball. 2(2): 26-34.
Egan, J. M. (2008) Base Ball on the Western reserve: The Early Game in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, Year by Year and Town by Town, 1865-1900. Jefferson, NC, McFarland. (The first 50 pages include ballplaying befor3 1870, including game summaries from a number of places in NE Ohio.)
Block, D. (2008) "A Peek into the Pocket-Book." Base Ball. 2(1): 17-28.
Norridge, J. (2008) Can We Have Our Balls Back, Please? How the British Invented Sport. Allen Lane.
Altherr, Thomas (2009) "Base is Not Always Baseball: Prisoner's base from the 13th to 20th Centuries." Base Ball. 3(1): 67-79.
Ryczek, William J. (2009) Baseball's First Inning: A History of the National Pastime Through the Civil War. Yes. Jefferson NC, McFarland and Company.
Arcidiacono, David (2010) Major League Baseball in Gilded Age Connecticut. Jefferson NC, McFarland: 260. (About 4 pages -- 18 through 21 -- appear to cover the period from the first clubs (1858) to the Civil War.)
McCray, Larry (2011) "1856 -- The New York Game in 1856: Poised for a National Launch." Base Ball. 5(1): 114 - 117.
Millen, Patricia (2011) "1863 -- On the Battlefront, the New York Game Takes Hold." Base Ball. 5(1): 149 - 152.
Miklich, Eric (2011) "1857 -- Nine Innings, Nine Players, Ninety Feet and Other Changes: The Recodification of Baseball Rules in 1857." Base Ball. 5(1): 118 - 121.
Schaefer, Robert (2011) "1858 -- The Changes Wrought by the Great Base Ball Match of 1858." Base Ball. 5(1): 122 - 126.
Payne, Marty (2011) "1858 -- Diffusion of the New York Game in Maryland." Base Ball. 5(1): 127 - 131.
McCray, Larry (2011) "1859 -- State Championship Wicket Game in Connecticut: A Hearty Hurrah for a Doomed Pastime." Base Ball. 5(1): 132 - 135.
Tholkes, Robert (2011) "1860 -- The 'Sunday Mercury' Summarizes the 1860 Season." Base Ball. 5(1): 136 - 138.
Waff, Craig (2011) "1860 -- Atlantics and Excelsiors Compete for the 'Championship'." Base Ball. 5(1): 139 - 142.
Hise, Beth (2011) "1862 -- American Cricket in the 1860s." Base Ball. 5(1): 143 - 148.
Hise, Beth (2011) "1744 -- 'How Is It, Umpire?' The 1744 Laws of Cricket and Their Influence on the Development of Baseball in America." Base Ball. 5(1): 25 - 31.
Turner, Brian (2011) "1726 -- Ballplaying and Boston Common: A Town Playground for Boys . . . And Men." Base Ball. 5(1): 21-24.
MacDougall, Hugh (2011) Abner Graves: The Man who Brought Baseball to Cooperstown. 44. (This paper was presented in various stages to the Fly Creek Historical Society (2010), and the Friends of the Cooperstown Library (2011).)
Lusted, Andrew (2011) The Glynde Butterflies Stoolball Team, 1866-1887. Lewes, England.
Thorn, John (2011) Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game. Simon and Schuster.
McCray, Larry (2011) "1672 -- The Amazing Francis Willugby, and the Role of Stoolball in the Evolution of Baseball and Cricket." Base Ball. 5(1): 17-20.
Dyte, David (2011) "1845 -- Baseball in Brooklyn, 1845 - 1870." Base Ball. 5(1): 98 - 102.
Turner, Brian and Larry McCray (2011) "1621 -- Pilgrim Stolball an the Profusion of American Safe-Haven BallgamesCountry=United States." Base Ball. 5(1): 10 -16.
Block, David (2011) "1609: Polish WorkersPlat Ball at Jamestown, Virginia: An Early Hint of Europe's Influence On Base BallCountry=United States." Base Ball. 5(1): 5 - 9.
Thorn, John (2011) "1853 -- The Baseball Press Emerges." Base Ball. 5(1): 106 - 110.
Block, David (2011) "1744 -- John Newbery Publishes 'A Little Pocket Book,' and with it Our First Glimpse of English Baseball." Base Ball. 5(1): 32 - 37.
Turner, Brian (2011) "1755 -- 'The Bat and Ball;' A Distinct Game or a Generic Term?." Base Ball. 5(1): 37 - 40.
Lewis, Harry (2011) "1781 -- Protoball at Harvard: From Pastime to Contest." Base Ball. 5(1): 41 - 45.
Thorn, John (2011) "1791 -- The Pittsfield 'Baseball' Bylaw -- What it Means." Base Ball. 5(1): 46 - 49.
Block, David (2011) "German Book Describes Das Englisch Base-ball: But Was It Baseball or Rounders?Country=United States." Base Ball. 5(1): 50 - 54.
Thompson, George (2011) "1805 -- An Enigmatic 1805 'Game of Bace' in New York." Base Ball. 5(1): 55 - 57.
Hershberger, Richard (2011) "1821 -- New York Mansion Converted to Venue Suitable for Ballplaying." Base Ball. 5(1): 58 - 60.
Thompson, George (2011) "1823 -- Game of Baseball Reported in 'National Advocate'." Base Ball. 51: 61 - 64.
Astifan, Priscilla (2011) "1825 -- Thurlow Weed and the Growth of Baseball in Rochester, New York." Base Ball. 5(1): 65 - 68.
Ryczek, William (2011) "1854 -- William Van Cott Writes a Letter to the Sporting Press." Base Ball. 5(1): 111 - 113.
Altherr, Thomas (2011) "1850 -- Southern Ball-Games." Base Ball. 5(1): 103 - 105.
McCray, Larry (2011) "1845 -- The Knickerbocker Rules, and the Long History of the One-Bounce Fielding Rule." Base Ball. 5(1): 93 - 97.
McCray, Larry (2011) "1829 -- The Rise and Fall of New England-Style Ballplaying." Base Ball. 5(1): 69 - 72.
McCray, Larry (2011) "1830 -- Thoreau's Diary Entry and Other Tiny Clues as to Who Played Early Ball." Base Ball. 5(1): 73 - 76.
Hershberger, Richard (2011) "1831 -- The Olympic Ball Club of Philadelphia." Base Ball. 5(1): 77-80.
Brown, Randall (2011) "1837 -- William Wheaton and the Evolution of the New York Game." Base Ball. 5(1): 81 - 84.
Thorn, John (2011) "1843 -- Magnolia Club Predates the Knickerbocker." Base Ball. 5(1): 89 - 92.
Altherr, Thomas (2011) "1841 -- Barn Ball." Base Ball. 5(1): 85 - 88.
Antonelli, Johnny (2012) Johnny Antonelli: A Baseball Memoir. RIT Press.
Morris, Peter, et.al. (2012) Base Ball Pioneers: The Clubs and Players Who Spread the Sport Nationwide. McFarland.
Morris, Peter, et. al., editors (2012) Base Ball Pioneers, 1850-1870: The Clubs and Players Who Spread the Sport Nationwide. Jefferson, NC, McFarland: 354. (Essays for each of 68 early ballclubs outside the metropolitan area of New York. The average essay is about 5 pages in length.)
Hershberger, Richard (2013) "The Base Ball Convention of 1857." Base Ball. 7(Fall 2013): McFarland and Company: 28-44.
Felber, Bill, editor (2013) Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games of the Nineteenth Century. Phoenix, AZ, SABR: 290. (Twenty-seven of SABR's 100 "Greatest Games" of the 1800s occurred before the first professional league appeared in 1871. Each game is described in an essay of 2 or 3 pages. Includes illustrations.)
Bryan Curtis (2013) The Baseball Archaeologist. In Search of Baseball's Holy Grail: How One Man is Re-writing the History of the Game -- One Diary at a Time. Grantland (ESPN Internet Ventures). (Published September 18, 2013.)
Morris, Peter, et. al., Editors (2013) Base Ball Founders; the Clubs, Players and Cities of the Northeast that Established the Game. Jefferson, NC, McFarland: 332. (Essays on each of 40 early clubs in downstate New York, Philadelphia, and Massachusetts, with an average length of about 8 pages.)
Lusted, Andrew (2013) Girls Just Wanted to Have Fun: Stoolball Reports in Local Newspapers, 1747 to 1866. Lewes, England.
Patel, Jayesh (2013) Flannels on the Sward: History of Cricket in Americas. Jayesh Patel: 385. (Chapter 1: Colonial Cousins, the Yankee Game of Wicket, pp. 1 -28. Counting roughly, the book's first 180 or so pages treat the years prior to professional base ball in the US.)
Christiano, Gregory (2013) "Baseball in the Bronx, Before the Yankees." The Bronx County Historical Journal. 50(Spring/Fall 2013): Baltimore, PublishAmerica: 16-31.
Berenbak, Adam (2014) "Henderson, Cartwright, and the 1953 US Congress." The Baseball Research Journal. 43(2 (Fall 2014)): SABR: 34-35. (This short article traces the idea that Robert Henderson was officially commended by Congress as showing that Alexander Cartwright, not Abner Doubleday, invented baseball. The author reports that no such commendation can be found.)
Bohn, Terry (2014) "'Many Exciting Chases After the Ball: 19th Century Base Ball in Bismarck, Dakota Territory'." The Baseball Research Journal. 43(1): 48-53.
Harris, Richard (2014) Newport Baseball History: America's Pastime in the City By the Sea. The History Press: 172. (Chapter 2, "Origins and Development," pages 34 - 50, cover the pre-professional era in RI and Newport.)
Harris, Rick (2014) Newport Baseball History: America's Pastime by the Sea.. History Press. (The story of baseball in Newport, Rhode Island. Protoball doesn't yet know how much of the book treats the Origins Era, up through 1871.)
Hershberger, Richard (2014) "The Creation of the Alexander Cartwright Myth." The Baseball Research Journal. 43(1): SABR: 13-21.
Thorn, John (2015) 'The Making of a New York Folk Hero'. 2. (Up-to-date reflections on how and why Abner Doubleday and Alexander Cartwright seem to have been accorded inventor status for base ball, which, evidence increasingly shows, actually progressed by incremental evolutionary means.)
Tholkes, Robert J. (2016) "The Young and the Restless: George Wright, 1865-1868." Baseball Research Journal: SABR: 95 - 101.
Thorn, John (2018) The Laws of baseball . . .and the 'Unchanging Game'.
Block, David (2019) Pastime Lost:The Humble, Original, and Now Completely Forgotten Game of English Baseball. Yes. Lincoln NE, University of Nebraska Press: 298.
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