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Digitized by the Internet Archivein

2011 with funding fromLibrary of

The

Congress

http://www.archive.org/details/wrestlingcatchasOOhitc

Size,

5^x8

inches;

600 Pages

Binding is in Blue Cloth with Cover Design Stamped in Gold

115 Full Page Plates Including a Series of

Cartoons by

Homer

C.

Davenport

PRICE $2.00 NET

America's National Qame By A. G. SPALDINGPrice, $2.00

Net

600 pages, profusely illustrated full page engravings, and having sixteen forceful cartoons by Homer C. Davenport, the famous American artist. No man in America is better equippedwith over 100to write ontionalall

A book of

the varied phases of theis

NaHisthe

Game

than

A. G.

Spalding.

observation and experience began

when

gained fame as a pitcher forty years ago, winning a record as player that has never yet been equalled. He was associated with the management of the pastime through trying years of struggleagainst prevailing evils.

game was young.

He

He

opposed

gamblers; he fought to eradicate drunkenness he urged and introduced new and higher ideals for the sport ; he was quick to see that;

and the business management of clubs, at the same time and by the same men, were imprache knew that ball players ticable might be quite competent as magnates, but not while playing he was in the forefront of the fight against syndithe game cating Base Ball and making of a Nation's pastime a sordid Trust; he was the pioneer to lead competing American Base Ball teams to a foreign land he took two champion teams to Great Britain in 874, and two others on a tour of the world in 1 888-9 he was present at the birth of the National League, and has done as much as any living American to uphold and prolong the life of this great pioneer Base Ball organization.ball playing;

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When A.Game

about America's National he speaks by authority of that he does know, becausetalks

G. Spalding

he has been in the councils of the management whenever there have been times of strenuous endeavor to purge it from abuses and keep it clean for the people of America young and old. In this work Mr. Spalding, after explaining the causes that led him into the undertaking, begins with the inception of the sport; shows how it developed, by natural stages from a boy with a ball to eighteen men, ball, bats and bases

gives credit for the

first

scientific

application of system to

the playing of the

game

town, N, Y.:

treats of the first

rowdyism terrorized bling and drunkenness brought the pastime into disfavor with the masses, and how early organizations were unable;

of CoopersBase Ball club shows how the sport in its early days how gamto;

Abner Doubleday,

that insidiously crept in. He then very forceful pictures of the struggle to eradicate gambling, drunkenness and kindred evils, and shows how the efforts of strong men accomplished the salvation of to control

the evils

draws a

series of

American game and placed it in the position it occuto-day the most popular outdoor pastime in the world. Interspersed throughout this interesting book are reminiscences of Mr. Spalding's own personal observations and experiences in the game as player, manager and magnate,the greatpies

covering a period of

many

years.

Some

of these stories

deal with events of great import to Base Ball, and others

have to do with personalprominent in the gamelike

acts

and

characteristics of players

in earlier

days

old

time favorites

Harry and George Wright, A. C. Anson, Mike Kelly, Billy Sunday and others. This book should be in the library of every father in the land, for it shows how his boy may be built up physically and morally through a high-class pastime. It should be inthe hands of every lad in America, forpossibilities toit

demonstrates the

American youth

of rising to heights of eminent

material success through a determined adherence to thingsthat

make

for the upbuilding of character in organizations as

well as of men.(see

Mailed postpaid on receipt of price by any Spalding list on inside front cover), or by the publishers,21 Warren Street,

store

American Sports Publishing CompanyNew York

SPALDING ATHLETIC LIBRARY

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Giving the Titles of;j

all

Spalding Athletic Library Booksc~

now

in print,

grouped lor ready reference

SPALDING OFFICIAL ANNUALSlA Spalding's Official Base Ball Record IC Spalding's Official College Base Ball Annual

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Spalding's Official Base Ball Guide

Spalding's Official Foot Ball Guide Official Soccer Foot Ball Guide 4 Spalding's Official Lawn Tennis Annual Spalding's Official Ice Hockey Guide 7 Spalding's Official Basket Ball Guide 7A Spalding's Official Women's Basket Ball Guide 8 Spalding's Official Lacrosse Guide 9 Spalding's Official Indoor Base Ball Guide i2A Spalding's Official Athletic Rules

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2A Spalding's

GroupNo. 1

1.

No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.

lAIc202 223 232 230 229 225 226 227 228 224 r

Base Ball Spalding's Official Base Ball Guide. Official Base Ball Record. College Base Ball Annual.

GroupNo.4

IV.

Lawn Tennis

Spalding's Official Lawn Tennis Annual. How to Play Lawn Tennis.Official

No. 157 No. 354

How to Play Base Ball. How to Bat. How to Run Bases. How to Pitch. How to Catch. How to Play First Base. How to Play Second Base. How to Play Third Base. How to Play Shortstop. How to Play the Outfield. How to Organize a Base Ball[Club. League. How to Organize a Base Ball How to Manage a Base Ball

Handbook National Squash Tennis Association.

GroupNo.6

VI.

Hochey

Spalding's Official Ice Hockey Guide.Field Hockey.

No. 154 No. 180

Ring Hockey.VII.

GroupNo.7

BasHet BallOfficial

Spalding's

Basket

No. 7a

Ball Guide. Spalding's Official Women's Basket Bail Guide.

No.231

No. 193

Club.

How to Train a Base Ball Team How to Captain a Base Ball How to Umpire a Game. [TeamL

How to Play Basket Ball. BASKET BALL AUXILIARYOfficial Collegiate

No. 353

Basket Ball

Group

Handbook.VIII.

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Technical Base Ball Terms.

No. 219No. 350

Ready Reckoner of Base BallPercentages.

No. 8 Spalding's Official Lacrosse Guide No. 201 How to Play Lacrosse.

How to Score. BASE BALL AUXILIARIESOfficial

Group

IX.

No. 9 Spalding's

Official

Indoor Base Ball Indoor Basepoio

No. 355 No. 356

Minor League Base Ball Guid e Book National League of Prof. Base Ball Clubs.

Group X.No. 129 No. 199

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No. 340

Official

Handbook National

Equestrian Polo.

Playground Ball Ass'n.Foot Ball No.2 Spalding's Official Foot Ball Guide No. 344 ADigest of the Foot Ball Rules No. 324 How to Play Foot Ball. No. 2a Spalding's Official Soccer Foot Ball Guide. No. 286 How to Play Soccer. No. 335 How to Play Rugby.II.

GroupNo. 248 No. 271Mr. 1QA iNo. iy^

Miscellaneous

Games

Groap

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No. 13 No. 170 No. 207 No. 188 No. 189\ (

FOOT BALL AUXILIARYNo. 351Official

Archery. No. 138 Croquet. Roque. Racquets. Squash-Racquets. Court Tennis. Hand Ball. No. 167 Quoits. Push Ball. No. 14 Curling. Lawn Bowls. Lawn Hockey. Parlor Hockey. Garden Hockey. Lawn Games.Children's Games.

Rugby Foot Bal Gu id e1

No.

341

How to Bowl.10

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XII.

Athletics Spalding^s Official Athletic College Athletics. iRules. All Around Athletics. Athletes' Guide. Athletic Primer. Olympic Games at Athens, 1906 How to Sprint.

Group XIV.No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.236 102 200 143 262 29 191 289

Manly Sports con. How to Wrestle.Ground Tumbling

How to Run 100 Yards.

Dumb Bell Exercises. Indian Clubs and Dumb Bells. Medicine Ball Exercises. Pulley Weight Exercises. How to Punch the Bag.Tumbling for Amateurs.

Distance and Cross Country [Thrower. Running. How to Become a Weight Official Sporting Rules. Athletic Training for School-

Group XV.No. 104cises.

Gymnastics

Grading of Gymnastic Exer-

Marathon Running.petition.

[boys.

Schoolyard Athletics. Walking for Health and Com-

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