GENERAL ""BASEBALL"" DOUBLEDAY by Robert S. Holzman

GENERAL ""BASEBALL"" DOUBLEDAY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A lightly sketched biography of Abner Doubleday combines with other important events in baseball history to make a nice record of the game for the fans. The book follows first the details of Doubleday's life- his birth in 1819, the move to Cooperstown later, his entry to West Point and the development of his well-ordered, military way of thinking that led to his organization of the game of baseball while still a cadet at the Academy. The outline of Civil War and post-Civil War baseball mingles with the milestones of Doubleday's army career, the war action that made him a young general, and his posts around the country afterwards. Last chapters on baseball up to and after the turn of the country mention memorable games and players, and are topped by a roster of those elected to the Hall of Fame.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1955
Publisher: Longmans, Green