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General Baseball Doubleday

Holzman, Robert S.

General Baseball Doubleday

the story of baseball and of its inventor.

by Holzman, Robert S.

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Published by Longmans, Green in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Doubleday, Abner, 1819-1893.,
  • Baseball -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementIllustrated by E. Harper Johnson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGV865.D6 H6
    The Physical Object
    Pagination111 p.
    Number of Pages111
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6176711M
    LC Control Number55008310
    OCLC/WorldCa492599

      Cooperstown and The Doubleday Myth. Many of us grew up believing that baseball was invented by the famous Civil War General, Abner Doubleday like myself and my neighbor, Bob Elliott, who lives near me at the Pine Island Condo in Davie, Florida. I was very disappointed many years ago when I found out that it never happened. 11 Loomis Street Montpelier, Vermont p: () f: ()

    If I ever do get around to publishing my book on Doubleday, the baseball part of his story will be the shortest chapter. I knew when going into the project that the General had no serious connection, but no book on Doubleday could be complete without at least some explanation as to how his name got attached to the great American pastime. Double Day's Baseball Academ y is seeking quality players who are capable of playing AAA or Major division baseball and who want to be a part of a growing baseball organization located in the North Georgia area. We offer an all paid coaching staff with either college or major league baseball experience. Including retired MLB superstar Cecil Fielder.

    Meanwhile Doubleday himself never claimed that he invented the sport. A US Army general and Civil War hero, Doubleday never once mentioned baseball in his extensive diaries. By the time the Mills Commission declared Doubleday the inventor of baseball, he’d already passed away. But that didn’t stop the myth from taking on a life of its own. The invention of baseball is usually credited to Abner Doubleday in Doubleday was a United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War. After he retired, he became a prominent member of theTheosophical Society, an organization that researches the esoteric and the occult.


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Abner Doubleday () was a U.S. military officer who served as a Union general during the Civil War (). A native of New York, Doubleday graduated from West Point and. Buy one of our three Featured Selections and select any second book for $ and a third for only $ (Save over 40%) All pre-orders are available at the membership price or one Member Credit, and because they are shipped separately, pre-orders are not eligible for Feature Selection Bundle prices.

While Abner Doubleday is remembered primarily for his "invention" of baseball, this biography focuses on his duty to his nation. Following Doubleday's youth in Auburn, NY, to his days as a cadet at West Point, the general's involvement in the American Civil War, and his public service afterwards, he is portrayed here as a man who took unpopular stands but was guided by a firm vision of s: 2.

Okay, so here are two facts about General Abner Doubleday’s life. First, his military career was lengthy and he “was the highest ranking officer in the Civil War to have been part of so many of the Civil War’s major events.” 1 Second, he did not invent baseball, despite the false assertion from the Mills Commission and others.

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Click to read more about General "Baseball" Doubleday;: The story of baseball and of its inventor by Robert S. Holzman. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for bookloversAuthor: Robert S.

Holzman. Doubleday is vague at times and skips key elements occasionally to make this book appear quite short of information. For anyone looking to understand the battles, I suggest authors like Stephen Sears, James McPherson or Harry s: 7.

The Game's the Thing; GENERAL "BASEBALL" DOUBLEDAY. The Story of Baseball and of Its Inventor. By Robert S. Holzman. Illustrated by E. Harper Johnson.

Despite Abner Doubleday having had nothing to do with baseball’s origin, the Baseball Hall of Fame still displays an oil painting of Doubleday. Two blocks from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, there is also a “Doubleday Field” which until hosted the “Hall of Fame Game” during the Hall of Fame induction weekend.

As it turns out, the real history of baseball is a little more complicated than the Doubleday legend. References to games resembling baseball in the United States date back to the 18th century.

Abner Doubleday. Didn't invent baseball. Birthplace: Ballston Spa, NY Location of death: Mendham, NJ Cause of death: Heart Failure Remains: Buried, Arlington National.

Military service: US Army (, to Major General) Abner Doubleday is probably best known as the inventor of baseball, though he was not.

Ina panel of baseball Born: Project – Doubleday & Cartwright co-developed, pitched and produced an original poem by Tony-Award-Winning playwright and poet Lemon Andersen to celebrate the release of Nike’s LeBron James 11 sneaker.

Creative – With a second championship ring on his finger and a stacked resume of innovative footwear to his. A Neglected Civil War General who Didn’t Invent Baseball Baseball historian Barthel gives us what is, surprisingly, the first ever biography of Abner Doubleday ().

An able American soldier, Doubleday is better known for something he did not do – “invent” baseball – than for his very real and largely overlooked contributions. There is a popular myth that Abner Doubleday invented baseball in Cooperstown, New York, in This story has been spread far and wide over.

Doubleday, baseball aside, is also known as a famed United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War. He fired the first shot of the war in defense of Fort Sumter, the.

Acknowledgments vi Foreword by Edward G. Longacre 1 Preface 3 Introduction 5. Doubleday as a Young Man 7 2. Career at West Point, – 17 3.

The Mexican War Double-Talk on Doubleday: How a Dead Civil War General Invented Baseball Without His Permission Why, how, and when did Abner Doubleday became the imagined inventor of America’s pastime. It is becoming more widely known that Doubleday had no connection to baseball, but why, and for what purposes, did baseball’s boosters construct an origin.

Abner Doubleday was a military general who was thought to have fired the first shot in the Civil War at Fort Sumter in He was also a Union general at the Battle of Gettysburg. Despite his actions in the Civil War, Doubleday is most famous for "inventing" baseball.

Hand color tinted photo of Major General Abner Doubleday and his wife, Mary. Abner Doubleday (J – Janu ) was a career United States Army officer and Union general in the American Civil War.

He fired the first shot in defense of Fort Sumter, the opening battle of the war, and had a pivotal role in the early fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg. New York- Mash bill of corn, rye, and barley. Drinks remarkably smooth with subtle notes of butterscotch and clove on the palate. Bottled in the custome Abner Doubleday Baseball Decanter.

90 Proof. On this day inthe Mills Commission announced their "findings" that Abner Doubleday created baseball, setting the stage for the MLB in later years. With the popularity of the MLB, and baseball in general, it was understandable that there would be an attempt to determine the origins of the game.General "Baseball" Doubleday; the story of baseball and of its inventor by Robert S Holzman (Book) In memoriam, Abner Doubleday,and John Cleveland Robinson, by New York (State) (Book).In he wrote a book criticizing Meade and O.O.

Howard. Doubleday has been popularly credited with inventing the game of baseball. General O.O. Howard was a Union corps commander who suffered two humiliating defeats at Chancellorsville and then at Gettysburg.

In the latter battle his 11th Corps’ performance could only be considered disastrous.