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Reconstructing the culture and experience of early baseball through a careful reading of the sporting press, baseball guides, and the correspondence of the player-manager Harry Wright, Warren Goldstein discovers the origins of many modern controversies during the game's earliest decades.
The 20th Anniversary Edition of Goldstein's classic includes information about the changes that have occurred in the history of the sport since the 1980s and an account of his experience as a scholarly consultant during the production of Ken Burns's Baseball.
The book is published by Cornell University Press.
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By Amazon Fan on 01-20-16
What did you love best about Playing for Keeps?
Scholarship is outstanding. The author covers in detail an important and often lightly mentioned part of baseball in other books I have read about baseball history.
What other book might you compare Playing for Keeps to and why?
If you like books about old time players like Wagner, Radbourn, Cobb, or Hornsby, this book will be right down your alley.
Which scene was your favorite?
I liked how he showed the various arguments as to where baseball came from.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Baseball: The Early Days