Overview:The League That Lasted: 1876 and the Founding of the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs - In the early 1870s, baseball was chaos, mired in mismanagement and corruption. William Hulbert, the owner of Chicago's National Association team, believed that a league run efficiently with honest competition would survive and flourish. Hulbert, relying on his pragmatic philosophy of ""molasses now, vinegar later"" and working with his prize recruit Albert Spalding, founded the National League in 1876. That inaugural season of the National League is chronicled in this heavily documented work. The league fell far short of Hulbert's dreams in its first season, but he stuck to his belief that integrity would win out in the end. He not only prohibited Sunday baseball and the sale and consumption of alcohol within the league's ballparks, but ousted two teams - New York and Philadelphia - from the league because they failed to meet their obligation to finish out the season. Despite the setbacks, scandals, and considerable opposition, all of which are thoroughly covered here, the National League survived its first year.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603725641-9780786417551. It was written by the following authors: Neil W. MacDonald. Book The League That Lasted: 1876 and the Founding of the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, which can be read online, published by the company: McFarland & CoInc. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: History, Sports Books. The book was published on 2004-05-31 00:00:00. It has 263 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 367 g. File for download The League That Lasted: 1876 and the Founding of the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs has PDF format and is called the-league-that-lasted-1876-and-the-founding-of-the-national-league-of-professional-base-ball-clubs.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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