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Exhibition Baseball Americana

Henry Chadwick. Haney’s Base Ball Book of Reference. New York: Haney & Co., 1868. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (017.00.00)
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Henry Chadwick. Haney’s Base Ball Book of Reference. New York: Haney & Co., 1868. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress (017.00.00)
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First Guide to the National Game

The first comprehensive baseball book ever published, Haney’s Base Ball Book features the “official” rules of the national game and, significantly, useful illustrations covering all aspects of pitching, batting, fielding, and base running. Readers also found instructions for umpiring and scorekeeping, the first advertisements for complete baseball apparel, and, should it be necessary, a section on how to play the game on ice.

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