Early Baseball in New Orleans: A History of 19th Century Play (Paperback)

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In the 1800s, New Orleans' local economy evolved from rural-agrarian into urban-industrial. With this transformation came newfound leisure time, which birthed the concept of organized sport. Though first considered a game for children, baseball became New Orleans' most popular pastime, and by 1859, numerous baseball clubs had been established in the city. This book traces the development of baseball in New Orleans from its earliest recorded games in 1859 through the end of the 19th century, with a particular focus on the New Orleans Pelicans.

About the Author


Best known as a baseball writer and historian, S. Derby Gisclair has written three books and more than 80 articles on non-baseball sports personalities and events. He lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781476677811
ISBN-10: 1476677816
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Publication Date: March 15th, 2019
Pages: 271
Language: English