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A listing of 325 available sources collected in the Buzz McCray Library at Protoball. (We don't lend them out, but we can usually inspect them on behalf of researchers and writers.)
Adams, Roger (unpublished) Nestor of Ball Players. (This is a facsimile of an 8- page, typed account to the baseball life of Doc Adams written by his son in 1939, held in the Chadwick scrapbooks, and supplied to Protoball 12/29/2009 by Bill Ryczek.)
Adelman, M. A. (1986) A Sporting Time: New York City and the Rise of Modern Athletics, 1820-1870. University of Illinois Press.
Alexander, C. (1991) Our Game: An American Baseball History. Henry Holt.
Altherr, T. L. (2008) "Chucking the Old Apple: Recent Discoveries of Pre-1840 North American Ball Games." Base Ball. 2(1): 29-43.
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.
Altherr, Thomas (2011) "1850 -- Southern Ball-Games." Base Ball. 5(1): 103 - 105.
Altherr, Thomas (2011) "1841 -- Barn Ball." Base Ball. 5(1): 85 - 88.
Altherr, Thomas (2009) "Base is Not Always Baseball: Prisoner's base from the 13th to 20th Centuries." Base Ball. 3(1): 67-79.
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.
Anon (2009) History of Baseball in Portland OR. (An East Portland club that formed in May 1866 was the first club in the Pacific NW. The narrative then skips to the first pro team in 1883.)
Anon (1984) Cricket: History of the Game, Equipment, .... St. Peters, Australia, Gregory's Publishing Company.
Anon. (1912) "Who Started Baseball? A Word on the Origins of the National Game." Baseball. 8: 71-72.
Anon. (1937) The MCC 1787 - 1937. London, The Times Publishing Company.
Anon. (1889) Origin of the National Game of Baseball. Mercury Sporting Guide for 1889 Containing the History and Records of Baseball. 1-5.
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.)
Ardolina, Frank (2002) "Missionaries, Cartwright, and Spalding: The Development of Baseball in Nineteenth Century Hawaii." NINE. 10(2): 27-45.
Arlott, J. a. T., F. (1977) Arlott and Trueman on Cricket. London, British Broadcasting Company.
Astifan, P. (1990) "Baseball in the 19th Century." Rochester History. 52(3): 2-23.
Astifan, Priscilla (2011) "1825 -- Thurlow Weed and the Growth of Baseball in Rochester, New York." Base Ball. 5(1): 65 - 68.
Astifan, Priscilla and Larry McCray (2008) "'Old Fashioned Base Ball' in Western New York, 1825-1860." Base Ball. 2(2): 26-34.
Atkinson, F. (1963) "'Knur and Spell' and Allied Games." Folk Life. 1: 43-65.
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.)
Baker, W. J. (1982) Sports in the Western World. Totowa, NJ, Rowman and Littlefield.
Bartlett, A. (1951) Baseball and Mr. Spalding: The History and Romance of Baseball. Farrar, Straus and Young.
Barty-King, H. (1979) Quilt Winders and Pod Shavers; the History of Cricket Bat and Ball Manufacture. London, Macdonald and James.
Benson, M. (1989) Ballparks of North America: 1845 to Present. McFarland.
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.)
Birley, D. (1999) A Social History of English Cricket. Aurum Press.
Blaine, D. P. (1840) An Encyclopedia of Rural Sports. London, A. Stottswoods.
Block, D. (2005) Baseball Before We Knew It: A Search for the Roots of the Game. University of Nebraska Press.
Block, D. (2008) "A Peek into the Pocket-Book." Base Ball. 2(1): 17-28.
Block, David (2011) "1609 -- Polish Workers Play Ball at Jamestown, Virginia: An Early Hint of Europe's Influence On Base Ball." Base Ball. 5(1): 5 - 9.
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.
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.
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.
Block, David (2019) Pastime Lost:The Humble, Original, and Now Completely Forgotten Game of English Baseball. Yes. Lincoln NE, University of Nebraska Press: 298.
Blofield, H. (2001) Cricket and All That; An Irreverent History. Coronet.
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.
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.
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.
Bowen, R. (1970) Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development throughout the World. Eyre and Spottiswoode.
Bowman, J. S., and Joel Zoss (2004) Diamonds in the Rough: The Untold History of Baseball. University of Nebraska Press.
Bowman, J. S., and Joel Zoss (1986) The Pictorial History of Baseball. New York, Gallery Books.
Brasch, R. (1970) How Did Sports Begin? A Look at the Origins of Man at Play. New York, David McKay Company.
Brayshaw, I. (1985) The ABC of Cricket: The History, The Laws, a Glossary of Terms. Sydney, Australian Broadcasting Company.
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.)
Brewster, P. G. (1947) "Games and Sports in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century British Literature." Western Folklore. 6(2): 143-156.
Brooke, R., and Peter Matthews (1988) Guiness Cricket Firsts. Guiness Books.
Brookes, C. (1978) English Cricket: The Game and its Players Through the Ages. Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
Brown, Randall (2011) "1837 -- William Wheaton and the Evolution of the New York Game." Base Ball. 5(1): 81 - 84.
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.)
Burk, R. F. (1994) Never Just a Game: Players, Owners, and American Baseball to 1920. University of North Carolina Press.
Burnett, J. (2000) Riot, Revelry and Rout: Sport in Lowland Scotland Before 1860. East Linton, Scotland, Tuckwell Press.
Butler, S. H. (1946) A Concise History of Cricket. Cricket Book Society.
Camp, W. (1889) "Base-Ball for the Spectator." The Century. 38: 831-838.
Cardus, N. (1930) Cricket (Cardus). London, Longmans Green and Co.
Casey, H. J. (1912) "The History of Baseball: The Spectacular Career of America’s Foremost Game." Baseball Magazine. 8: 21 ff.
Casway, J. (2007) "Octavius Catto and the Pythians of Philadelphia." Pennsylvania Legacies. 7(1): 5-9.
Chadwick, A. (1995) Illustrated History of Baseball. Chartwell Books.
Chadwick, H. (1867) "The Ancient History of Base Ball." Ball Player’s Chronicle: 4.
Chadwick, H. (1868) 'Balls Days' in the Year AD 1858. The Game of Base Ball. Columbia, SC, Camden House: 178-181.
Christiano, Gregory (2013) "Baseball in the Bronx, Before the Yankees." The Bronx County Historical Journal. 50(Spring/Fall 2013): Baltimore, PublishAmerica: 16-31.
Church, S. R. (1902) Base Ball, 1845-1871. San Francisco. (Reprinted by Pyne Press, Princeton, 1974)
Clark, J. (2003) A History of Australian Baseball: Time and Game. Lincoln, NE, University of Nebraska Press.
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)
Culin, S. (1891) "Street Games of Boys in Brooklyn." Journal of American Folklore. 4: 231-233.
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)
Cvornyek, R. L. (2003) Baseball in Newark: Images of Baseball. Arcadia.
Danzig, A., and Joe Reichler (1959) Baseball: Its Great Players, Teams, and Managers. Prentice-Hall.
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)
Devine, C. (2003) Harry Wright: The Father of Professional Baseball. McFarland.
Dewey, D. (2004) The Tenth Man: The Fan in Baseball History. New York, Carroll and Graf.
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)
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.
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
Dunning, E., and Kenneth Sheard (1979) Barbarians, Gentlemen, and Players. Oxford, Martin Robinson.
Durso, J. (1986) Baseball and the American Dream. The Sporting News.
Dyte, David (2011) "1845 -- Baseball in Brooklyn, 1845 - 1870." Base Ball. 5(1): 98 - 102.
Egan, J. (1987) The Story of Cricket in Australia. Crows Nest, NSW, Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
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.)
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.)
Federal Writers' Project (Illinois) (1939) Baseball in Old Chicago. Chicago, A. C. McClurg. (Pages 1-9 supply the context for the rise of pro baseball in Chicago and the surrounding area.)
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.)
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.)
Fogel, H. S. (1921) Evolution of Baseball from 1833 Up to the Present Time. Philadelphia?, Daily Evening Telegraph.
Freedman, Stephen (1978) "The Baseball Fad in Chicago, 1865-1870." Journal of Sport History. 5(2): 42-64. (This paper does not probe the earlier beginnings of Chicago baseball. It does report that as of 1860, Chicago had only 4 "private baseball clubs," despite its population of nearly 110,000.)
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)
Frommer, H. (1995) Big Apple Baseball: An Illustrated History from the Burroughs to the Ballparks. Dallas, Tavlor Publishing. (Book is missing from shelf.)
Frommer, H. (1988) Primitive Baseball: The First Quarter-Century of the National Pastime. Atheneum.
Gale, F. (1871) Echoes from Old Cricket Fields. London, Simpkin, Marshall.
Gelber, S. M. (1984) "'Their Hands Are All Out Playing:' Business and Amateur Baseball, 1845-1917." Journal of Sport History. 11(1): 5-27.
Genovese, D. L. (2004) The Old Ball Ground: the Chronological History of Westfield Baseball. West Conshohocken, PA, Infinity Publishing.
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.
Gershman, M. (1993) Green Pastures (1845-1875). Diamonds: The Evolution of the Ballpark. Houghton Mifflin: 5-23.
Goldstein, W. (1989) Playing for Keeps: A History of Early Baseball. Cornell University Press. (paperback edition, 1991)
Gomme, A. B. (1894) Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland, Volume 1. London, David Nutt.
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
Gonzalez, C. (2007) "A New Perspective on Mexican Baseball Origins." Base Ball. 1(2): 64-72.
Gould, S. J. (1989) The Creation Myths of Cooperstown. Natural History. 14-24.
Goulstone, J. (2001) Hambledon: The Men and the Myths. Cambridge, England, Roger Heavens: 1-7.
Gower, D. (2002) History of Cricket. Pellinore Productions. (DVD)
Green, B. (1988) A History of CricketCountry=. London, Barrie and Jenkins.
Green, B., Ed. (1979) Wisden Anthology 1864 - 1900. Queen Anne Press.
Green, S. (1988) "Some Cricket Records." Archives. 18(80): 187-198.
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.)
Griffith, W. R. (1897) The Early History of Amateur Base Ball in the State of Maryland, 1858 -1871. John Cox.
Guarinoni, H. (1610) The Horrors of the Devastation of the Human Race. Ingolstadt, Austria. (Orig: Greuel der Verwustung des Menschlichen Geschlechts.)
Guschov, S. D. (1998) The Red Stockings of Cincinnati: Base Ball’s First All-Professional Team. McFarland.
Guttman, A. (1978) From Ritual to Record: The Nature of Modern Sports. Columbia University Press.
Guttman, A. (1988) A Whole New Ball Game: An Interpretation of American Sports. University of North Carolina Press.
Guttman, A. (1994) BaseballCountry=. Games and Empire: Modern Sports and Cultural Imperialism. Columbia University Press: 71-96.
Hammond, W. (1952) Cricket’s Secret HistoryCountry=. London, Stanley Paul & Co..
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 (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.)
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
Helyar, J. (1994) Lords of the Realm: The Real History of Baseball. Villard Books.
Henderson, R. W. (1947) Ball, Bat, and Bishop: the Origin of Ball Games. New York, Rockport Press.
Henderson, R. W. (1939) "Baseball and Rounders." Bulletin of the New York Public Library. 43(4): 303-314.
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.
Hershberger, R. (2007) "A Reconstruction of Philadelphia Town Ball." Base Ball. 1(2): 28-43.
Hershberger, Richard (2011) "1831 -- The Olympic Ball Club of Philadelphia." Base Ball. 5(1): 77-80.
Hershberger, Richard (2014) "The Creation of the Alexander Cartwright Myth." The Baseball Research Journal. 43(1): SABR: 13-21.
Hershberger, Richard (2013) "The Base Ball Convention of 1857." Base Ball. 7(Fall 2013): McFarland and Company: 28-44.
Hershberger, Richard (2011) "1821 -- New York Mansion Converted to Venue Suitable for Ballplaying." Base Ball. 5(1): 58 - 60.
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.
Hole, C. (1949) English Sports and Pastimes. London, B. T. Batsford, Ltd.
Holliman, J. (1931) American Sports (1785-1835). Durhan, NC, Seeman Press. (republished by Porcupine Press, Philadelphia, 1975)
Howorth, P. (1995) East Yorkshire Cricket 1778-1914. Driffield, Lowndes Publications.
Hulbert, J. (2007) "Fast Day: Boston's Original Opening Day." Base Ball. 1(1): 73-77.
Humber, W. (1995) Diamonds in the North: A Concise History of Baseball in Canada. Oxford University Press.
Husman, J. R. (2004) Ohio's First Baseball Game. Played by Confederates and Taught to Yankees. 8.
Irwin, W. (1945) "No, It Wasn't Doubleday!." Baseball Digest: 52-54.
Ivor-Campbell, F. (2007) "Knickerbocker Base Ball: The Birth and Infancy of the Modern Game." Base Ball. 1(2): 55-66.
Jarvie, G., ed. (2000) Sport, Scotland and the Scots. London, Tuckwell Press.
Jensen, D. (2005) The Timeline History of Baseball. Palgrave Books.
Jewell, B. (1977) Sports and Games: History and Origins. Tunbridge Wells, UK, Midas Books.
KBB Club () Knickerbocker Score Books, Game Books, and Meeting Logs. (On microfilm from NYPL; SABR has a copy of the set as well as the Chadwick and Spalding and Wright scrapbooks and diaries.)
Kirsch, G. B. (2003) Baseball in Blue and Gray. Princeton University Press.
Kirsch, G. B. (1989) The Creation of American Team Sports: Baseball and Cricket, 1838-1872. University of Illinois Press.
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.)
Kirsch, G. B., ed. (1992) Sports in North America: A Documentary History, Volume 3: The Rise of Modern Sports 1840-1860. Academic International Press.
Kittel, Jeff (2010) Research Notes on Modern BB in Early IL. (About a dozen refs to baseball up to 1868)
Knight, A. E. (1906) The Complete Cricketer. London, Methuen and Company.
Knowles, R. G., and Richard Morton (1896) Baseball in America. Baseball: The "Oval" Series of Games. London, George Routledge and Sons, Ltd: 82 ff.
Koppett, L. (1998) Concise History of Major League Baseball. Temple University Press: 1-14.
Krout, J. A. (1929) Annals of American Sport. New Haven, Yale University Press.
Leitner, I. A. (1972) Baseball: Diamond in the Rough. Criterion Books.
Lester, J. A. (1951) A Century of Philadelphia Cricket. University of Pennsylvania Press.
Levine, P. (1985) A. G. Spalding and the Rise of Baseball. Oxford University Press.
Levine, P., Ed. (1989) Baseball History: An Annual of Original Baseball Research. Meckler Books.
Levinson, D., and Karen Christopher, Ed. (1999) Encyclopedia of World Sport: From Ancient Times to the Present. Oxford University Press.
Lewis, G. (1970) "The Beginning of Organized Collegiate Sport." American Quarterly. 22(2): 222-229.
Lewis, Harry (2011) "1781 -- Protoball at Harvard: From Pastime to Contest." Base Ball. 5(1): 41 - 45.
Lewis, T. (1987) Double Century: The Story of MCC and Cricket. Hodder and Stoughton.
Liberman, N. (2003) Glove Affairs: The Romance, History and Tradition of the Baseball Glove. Chicago, Triumph.
Light, J. F. (1997) Origins of Baseball. The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball. McFarland.
Loeffler, R. (2006) Key Points in the Evolution of the Baseball from the Early 1800s to 1872. 8.
Louden, G. A. (1939) Beginnings an d Development of the Game of Baseball. Cooperstown, self-published.
Lovett, J. D. W. (1907) Old Boston Boys and the Games They Played. Boston, Riverside Press: Chapter XII, 125-132.
Lusted, Andrew (2011) The Glynde Butterflies Stoolball Team, 1866-1887. Lewes, England.
Lusted, Andrew (2013) Girls Just Wanted to Have Fun: Stoolball Reports in Local Newspapers, 1747 to 1866. Lewes, England.
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).)
Macfarlane, A. (2007) "The Knickerbockers; San Francisco's First Baseball Team?." Base Ball. 1(1): 7-21.
Macgregor, R. R. (1879) Early Forms of Cricket 39. Belgravia. 450-456. (Braddon, M. ed.)
Manchester, H. (1991) Ball Games: 1800-1860. Four Centuries of Sport in America: 1490-1890. Lyon, Mississippi, Derrydale Press: 121-130.
Marks, V. (1989) Wisden Illustrated History of Cricket. W. H. Smith.
Martin-Jenkins, C. (1995) Cricket: A Way of Life. Marks and Spenser. (1984 hardback edition by Century Publishing)
Martineau, G. D. (1957) They Made Cricket. London, The Sportsman's Book Club.
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
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.
McCray, Larry (2011) "1829 -- The Rise and Fall of New England-Style Ballplaying." Base Ball. 5(1): 69 - 72.
McCray, Larry (2011) "1859 -- State Championship Wicket Game in Connecticut: A Hearty Hurrah for a Doomed Pastime." Base Ball. 5(1): 132 - 135.
McCray, Larry (2011) "1856 -- The New York Game in 1856: Poised for a National Launch." Base Ball. 5(1): 114 - 117.
McCray, Larry (2011) "1830 -- Thoreau's Diary Entry and Other Tiny Clues as to Who Played Early Ball." Base Ball. 5(1): 73 - 76.
McCray, Larry (2011) "1845 -- The Knickerbocker Rules, and the Long History of the One-Bounce Fielding Rule." Base Ball. 5(1): 93 - 97.
McCulloch, R. (1995) How Baseball Began: The Long Overlooked Truth about the Birth of Baseball. Warwick. (reprinted by McFarland, 2001)
McCulloch, R., Ed. (1998) From Cartwright to Shoeless Joe: The Warwick Compendium of Early Baseball. Warwick.
McCulloch, R., Ed. (2000) Baseball’s Roots: The Fascinating Birth of America’s Game. Warwick.
McLean, T. (1985) The English at Play in the Middle Ages. Kensal Press.
McNary, K. (2003) Black Baseball: A History of African-Americans and the National Game. PRC Publishing, London.
Mehl, E. (1948) "Baseball in the Stone Age." Western Folklore. 7(2): 145-161.
Melville, T. (2001) Early Baseball and the Rise of the National League. McFarland.
Melville, T. (1998) The Tented Field: A History of Cricket in America. Bowling Green University Popular Press.
Menke, F. G. (1944) Baseball (Menke). Encyclopedia of Sports. A. S. Barnes: 55ff.
Menke, F. G. (1947) Baseball -- Major. The New Encyclopedia of Sports. New York, A. S. Barnes and Company: 77ff.
Miklich, E. (2005) The Rules of the Game; A Compilation of the Rules of Baseball 1845-1900. 19C Base Ball.
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.
Millen, P. (2001) From Pastime to Passion: Baseball and the Civil War. Bowie, MD, Heritage Books.
Millen, Patricia (2011) "1863 -- On the Battlefront, the New York Game Takes Hold." Base Ball. 5(1): 149 - 152.
Miller, S. G. (2004) Arete: Greek Sports from Ancient Sources. University of California Press.
Moesche, C. R. (2000) Day-by-Day in Baseball History. McFarland.
Morland, G. (1914) Balldom: A History of Baseball. (Produced in DVD by Golden Age, 1999)
Morris, P. (2003) Baseball Fever: Early Baseball in Michigan. University of Michigan Press.
Morris, P. (2008) But Didn't We Have Fun? An Informal History of Baseball's Pioneer Era, 1843-1870. Chicago, Ivan R. Dee.
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.
Morris, P. (2006) A Game of Inches: The Stories Behind the Innovations That Shaped Baseball. Chicago, Ivan Dee.
Morris, Peter (2003) Baseball Fever: Early Basebnall in Michigan. U of Michigan Press: 362.
Morris, Peter (2013) Massachusetts (Chapter Five of Morris' "Baseball Founders"). Baseball Founders. Jefferson NC, McFarland and Company: 260 - 319.
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.)
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.)
Morris, Peter, et.al. (2012) Base Ball Pioneers: The Clubs and Players Who Spread the Sport Nationwide. McFarland.
Morse, J. (1888) Sphere and Ash: History of Base Ball. Boston, J. F. Spofford. (reprinted by Camden House, Columbia SC, 1984)
Mote, A. (1997) The Glory Days of Cricket: The Extraordinary Story of Broadhalfpenny Down. Robson Books.
Moult, T., ed. (1935) Bat and Ball; A New Book of Cricket. Arthur Barker Ltd. (Reprinted in 1960 by Sprotsman's Book Club)
Nash, P. J. (2003) Baseball Legends of Brooklyn’s Greenwood Cemetery. Arcadia.
Nemec, D. (1994) The Rules of Baseball: An Anecdotal Look at the Rules, and How They Came to Be. Lyons and Burford.
Nemec, D., and Saul Wisnia (1997) Baseball: More Than 150 Years. Publications International Ltd.
Newell, W. W. (1883) Games and Songs of American Children. New York, Dover. (1963 reprint)
Norridge, J. (2008) Can We Have Our Balls Back, Please? How the British Invented Sport. Allen Lane.
Norton, F. C. (1904) That Strange Yankee Game, Wicket. Hartford, Hartford Courant. (Reprinted in Bristol Connecticut, City Printing Company, Hartford, 1907)
Nugent, W. H. (1925) "Baseball's Age of Innocence." American Legion Weekly. 7(4-5): 14-17.
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Ohler, W. Richard (2001) "The History of Baseball in Buffalo." Western New York Heritage. 4(1): 59-62. (About three paragraphs of this 4-page article treat the years prior to 1880.)
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