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The First Century of Baseball
This paper discusses the changes in baseball over the last century: Salaries, product endorsement, talent and skill and role of fans.
# 18802 | 1,125 words | 10 sources | 1991 | US
Published on Feb 20, 2003 in Sport (History)


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"The United States had celebrated its 100th birthday. Lying ahead was manifest destiny, river transportation was being overtaken by rail, the East Coast was linked to the West, the Industrial Revolution was just ahead, and, oh yes, a "boy's game" was making its presence felt. By the 1880's, baseball was in full swing. Both the American and National leagues had been established, and the game was not only a recreation, but also a professional sport.

People were curious about the regulations and intricacies of baseball. How will the batters and pitchers be affected by the new size of the pitcher's box, now 7 feet by 4 feet? What about the new rule that requires an umpire to have two balls in his possession at the start of every game? What about the rule ... "

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