Derby Gisclair - EARLY BASEBALL IN NEW ORLEANS

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 6:00pm

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Octavia Books - 513 Ocravia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115
Early Baseball in New Orleans: A History of 19th Century Play Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781476677811
Availability: Not in stock. Usually arrives in 2-5 Days
Published: McFarland & Company - March 15th, 2019

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.


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