Baseball's Creation Myth: Adam Ford, Abner Graves and the Cooperstown Story

Baseball's Creation Myth: Adam Ford, Abner Graves and the Cooperstown Story

Brian Martin


the tale approximately baseball's being invented in Cooperstown, big apple, in 1839 through Abner Doubleday served to end up that the U.S. nationwide hobby used to be an American online game, no longer derived from the English kid's video game of rounders as have been believed. the story, embraced by way of american citizens, has lengthy been confirmed fake yet to today, Cooperstown is widely known because the birthplace of baseball. the tale has captured the hearts of hundreds of thousands. yet who spun that story and why? This e-book offers a shocking solution concerning the origins of America's such a lot sturdy delusion. it sounds as if Abner Graves, who espoused Cooperstown because the birthplace of the sport, most likely was once encouraged by means of one other tale approximately an early online game of baseball. The tales have been remarkably related, as have been the lads who advised them. For the 1st time, this booklet hyperlinks the tales and lives of Graves, a mining engineer, and Adam Ford, a physician, either citizens of Denver, Colorado. whereas the particular origins of the sport of baseball stay topic to discuss and research, new gentle is shed at the resource of baseball's sturdy construction delusion.

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