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Duncan, George and Darwin, Bernard
Doran 1921 Dewey Dec. 796.3
The technical side of the game is covered thoroughly by George Duncan, a professional English golfer and teacher of note. He analyzes by photographs and text the plays of Vardon, Taylor, Braid, Mitchell, Ray, Herd, Mayo and others, with interesting information on the acquiring of technique. Mr. Darwin contributes the history, philosophy and reminiscences of the game. – A.L.A. Catalog 1926. Golf.books, golf book, golf instruction books, golf history books, golf ebooks.
Lynch, John Gilbert Bohun
Collins; Holt 1923 Dewey Dec. 796.8
A history of the prize ring by an English college man telling the story of famous prize fights from 1738 to the Carpentier and Cook encounter in London in 1922. His tale has obviously a sordid side, yet more evidently a brutal one. – A.L.A. Catalog 1926. Prize fighting, individual sports books, boxing ebook, sports history.
About 100 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Rodeos. Some books: Rodeo School, The First Wild West Rodeo, Western Riding Games & Contests, Cowboy Mania, The World of the Rodeo Cowboy, The Rodeo Life of Chris LeDoux, Rodeo Riders, Rodeo Illustrations, Riders on the Run for Rodeo Gold, Rodeo: an anthropologist looks at the wild and the tame, Rodeo in America, Rodeo Queens and the American Dream, many more. Rodeo eBook, popular outdoor sports, free rodeo books online, rodeo history books.
About 150 free track and field ebooks from the Internet Archive. Some books: How to Star in Track & Field, Sports Illustrated Track: the field events, Track & Field: a step-by-step guide, Illustrated Track and Field Dictionary for Young People, Composite Guide to Track & Field, Track & Field: the sports playbook, Track & Field: secrets of the champions, Track & Field for Girls & Women, Runners’s Training Guide, Superstars of Women’s Track, Encyclopedia of Track and Field, The Art of Coaching Track and Field, many more. Track & Field eBooks, track and field training ebooks, sports biographies, YA sports fiction, track skills books, best track and field ebooks, track and field biography ebooks, children’s track and field ebooks, team sports books, sports coaching ebooks, sports fiction ebooks, outside recreation, sports books to read online, YA sports books.
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Comprises a review of Professional Baseball, the history of all Major League Clubs, playing records and unique events, the batting, pitching and base running champions, World’s Series’ statistics and a carefully arranged alphabetical list of the records of more than 3500 Major League ball players, a feature never before attempted in print.
Lanigan, Ernest J.
Baseball Magazine Co. 1922
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Your Definitive Guide to the Game
Leventhal, Josh, ed.
Baseball America 2015
Complete guide to major league organizations, from business to operations
– Names of every pro and amateur scout
– Comprehensive rundowns on the minors, including independent leagues
– Names and numbers for college baseball, foreign leagues and any other organization affiliated with the game
– Spring training information and schedules for every team
– Full major and minor league schedules. Baseball coaching books, best baseball books, baseball.books, baseball statistics books, baseball trivia books.
Mack, Connie (Cornelius McGillicuddy)
Drexel Biddle 1903 Dewey Dec. 796.3
Connie Mack managed the championship team of the Philadelphia Athletics in 1902. There are chapters covering each position, and some for specific skills (i.e. base sliding). There is a history of baseball, from its evolution from the English game of rounders in the 1830s, through the first national association of players in 1858, and the beginning of fully professional baseball in 1868. Contains portraits of a number of stars from the late 19th to the beginning of the 20th century. Baseball history books, Baseball coaching Books, the history of baseball, best baseball books, baseball.books, vintage baseball books, baseball legends books.
University of Michigan 2003 Dewey Dec. 796.3
A fairly recent popular history, carefully researched and documented with footnotes, and with a useful bibliography. Especially helpful for Michigan fans is an index of Michigan cities and towns mentioned in the book, on page 387. Baseball history Books, baseball books, the history of baseball, baseball in Michigan, baseball.books, best baseball books.
containing constitution and by-laws, playing rules and championship code of the Canadian Association of Base Ball Players adopted at the convention held in Toronto, April 7, 1876. Together with instructions for playing the game; hints on training and club management; duties of umpires, etc. Also brief history of the Canadian championship with some of the notable games played in the dominion during the past two seasons, and other information of interest to Canadian base ball players
Bryce 1876 Dewey Dec. 796.3
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An Annual Compendium of Base Ball Records, containing a complete history of the American League’s Campaign, review of all other base ball leagues and associations, official records of the American League and all other players, the official 1914 playing rules, 1914 schedule of the American League and other statistics
A.J. Reach 1914 Dewey Dec. 796.3
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The Intimate and Dramatic Story of Modern Baseball from the Game’s Beginnings up to the Present Day
Bartholomew House 1950 Dewey Dec. 796.3
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Camp, Walter Chauncey
Scribner 1919 Dewey Dec. 796
A book on the elements of training, organizing and playing outdoor games and sports as developed in war training camps. – A.L.A. Catalog 1926. Free sports history books, sports training books, free sport books, free sports books online.
Camp, Walter Chauncey
Century 1910 Dewey Dec. 796.3
“History, technique and strategies of football, by the leading American authority. Examples of remarkable plays are given. illustrated from photographs of games and players.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Football playbooks, best football books, football.books, history of football, football books, football coaching books, best football books.
Containing the full official league record for 1893, together with the new code of playing rules as revised by the committee of rules. Attached to which are explanatory notes, giving a correct interpretation of the new rules. A prominent feature of the Guide for 1894 is the complete pitching records of 1893, to which are added special chapters on the batting, fielding and base running of 1893. Together with interesting records of the most noteworthy contests, incidents and occurrences of the eventful season of 1893, occurring in the college arena as well as that of the professional clubs.
Chadwick, Henry, ed.
American Sports 1894 Dewey Dec. 796.3
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Clark, Ellery Harding
Houghton 1911 Dewey Dec. 796.4
“Stories of great athletic meets and of the athletes of the author’s own (1889-1010) and earlier times. Suggestions for training are good.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Vintage sports book, free sports book, track and field eBooks, free sports history books, track and field history ebooks, track and field biography ebooks, track and field autobiographies, track and field books online, sports books to read online, sports books free download.
Clarke, W. J. and Dawson, Fredrick T.
Scribner 1915 Dewey Dec. 796.3
Gives the main facts of the game as played in the major leagues, taking up each position separately. Especially valuable for school and college teams. The authors are coaches of the baseball teams of Princeton university. – A.L.A. Catalog 1926. Vintage baseball book, Baseball history books, the history of baseball, baseball sports books, best baseball books, baseball.books.
The Boy’s Own Book; a Complete Encyclopedia of all the Diversions, Athletic, Scientific and Recreative, of Boyhood and Youth
Munroe and Francis 1834 Dewey Dec. 790
Chapter headings are: – Games with marbles, – Games with Toys, – Games with Balls, – Sports of Agility and Speed, – Sports with Toys, – Miscellaneous Sports, – Deaf and Dumb Alphabet, – Archery, – Cricket, – Gymnastics, – Swimming, – Arithmetical Amusements, – Optical Amusements, – Chemical Amusements, – Draughts, or Checkers, – Feats of Legerdemain, – Tricks with Cards, – Paradoxes and Puzzles, – Varieties, – The Riddles, – Angling, – Rabbits, – Guinea Pigs, – Pigeons, – Fencing, miscellaneous sports books, free sports books, sports books free download.
Staley, Seward Charles
Barnes 1924 Dewey Dec. 790
An exhaustive collection of recreational activities for groups, with instructions for playing, including many used in foreign countries, arranged according to grade through college. All are athletic but do not include organized games such as baseball. Relay races, combative contests, mass and individual, are treated separately. Some illustrations and diagrams.- A.L.A. Catalog 1926. Recreation Illustrations, sports books YA, sports books for men, free sports history books, sports books free download, miscellaneous sports books, outdoor recreation ebooks, sports books online.
Curtis, Henry Stoddard
Ginn 1914 Dewey Dec. 790
A practical handbook for all those interested in the problem of recreation in the rural community. Suggests plays and games for home and school; describes the organization of the Boy scouts and Campfire girls; and gives ideas and methods of organizing social centers. Written by one who has expert knowledge and practical training.- A.L.A. Catalog 1926. Popular outdoor sports, outdoor recreation ebooks, outside recreation, sports books free download.
Davis, Parke Hill
Scribner 1911 Dewey Dec. 796.3
“History to 1910, with special attention to the game in America during the past 40 years. Rosters of players, officials, and technical descriptions of 162 important college games played since 1873. The proceedings of intercollegiate conventions, rules adopted, etc., are appended.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Football books, best football.books, history of football, best football books.
Evers, John J., & Fullerton, H. S.
Reilly 1911 Dewey Dec. 796.3
“History of ‘baseball, its development into an exact mathematical sport, records of great plays and players, signs and systems used by championship teams, etc. Very readable and interesting.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Best baseball book, baseball coaching books, baseball skills book, baseball history book, baseball.books, baseball hitting books.
Gammons, Peter, ed.
Houghton Mifflin 2010 Dewey Dec. 796
Presents essays about sports chosen from magazines and newspapers published in 2009, on topics ranging from bullfighting to basketball, baseball, and boxing. Sports book free, free sports books to read, famous sports books, sports essays ebooks.
Haughton, Percy Duncan
Little 1924 Dewey Dec. 796.3
By emphasizing salient points and eliminating many details the Harvard mentor enables the average spectator to observe and understand more clearly team evolutions, the use of interferers, (who are the real heroes) and the cardinal principles of attack and defense. The photographs of recent games with his descriptive text illuminate typical formations and plays. It is recommended to the high school coach as well as the observer of the game. The first edition was published in 1922 by Jones. – A.L.A. Catalog 1926. History of football, vintage football playbooks, football.books, best football books, best football books.
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Fordyce, Claude Powell
Outing 1922 Dewey Dec. 796.5
A book covering the whole field of outfit and methods for trips of varying lengths and conditions. It is assumed that the walker will carry equipment.- A.L.A. Catalog 1926. Hiking eBooks, Camping eBooks, individual sports ebooks, free sports books, outside recreation.
Camp, Samuel Granger
Outing 1910 Dewey Dec. 799
“Systematic handbook picturing and describing the outfit of a fresh-water angler. Devotes most space to fly-fishing equipment, but also discusses tackle for catching lake-trout, bass, muskellunge, etc.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Vintage fishing eBooks, outside recreation, free fishing books.
Holder, Charles Frederick
Putnam 1910 Dewey Dec. 799
“Dramatic account of fishing adventures in the streams of the Cascades and high Sierras and in the deep seas of the Pacific, by a veteran sportsman and thorough scientist.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Vintage fishing eBooks, free fishing books, free sports books, sports essays ebooks.
Outing 1906 Dewey Dec. 796.5
“Genial and well tested advice on equipment, cookery, treatment of injuries, etc., for those who camp or travel in the wilderness.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Vintage camping eBook, camping ebooks, book of camping and woodcraft.
Long, John Cuthbert and Long, J. D.
Dodd 1923 Dewey Dec. 796.5
This is a complete tabulated list of camping sites, with accommodations afforded, arranged by states. The suggestions as to routes with alphabetical list of highways add to the value of this guide-book for the motor camper. It contains practical, conveniently arranged information on equipment, camps, food and camp health. State rules and regulations for hunting and fishing are included.- A.L.A. Catalog 1926. Outdoor sports ebook, free sports books, outside recreation.
Seton, Ernest Thompson
Doubleday 1922 Dewey Dec. 796.5
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Historic Facts concerning the beginning evolution, development and popularity of Base Ball with personal reminiscences of its vicissitudes, its victories and its votaries
Spalding, Albert Goodwill
American Sports 1911 Dewey Dec. 796.3
For Baseball fiction, see: Grey, Zane, The Short-Stop on Fiction – Novels from Authors G & H,
Mathewson, Christopher, Won in the Ninth on Fiction – Novels from Authors M, N & O, and;
Standish, Burt L., Lefty O’ the Bush on Fiction – Novels from Authors S
Van Dyke, John Charles
Scribner 1922 Dewey Dec. 796.5
What the author calls “my own trail in the open.” The lover of outdoor life will follow him gladly down the years, beginning back in his boyhood, when he was taken to Minnesota, and will share his pleasure in sleeping out, riding in the open, the cattle ranges, desert journeys, forest and mountain trails crowded with incidents of wild life and beauty. – A.L.A. Catalog 1926. Sports essays ebooks.
Outing 1911 Dewey Dec. 799
“Enthusiastic account of a trip made early in 1910 from Arizona to Montana through the big game country, for the purpose of observing the big game preserves and the conditions of game in general.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Camping eBooks, outside recreation, outdoor recreation ebooks.
Dodd 1904 Dewey Dec. 799
“Not only is he the sacer vates of a considerable sect in the religion of recreation, but multitudes who have never put a worm on a hook—even on a fly-hook—have been caught and securely held by his gentle craft and his leisure transcript of his own simple, peaceable, lovable and amusing character. The Compleat Angler was published in 1653, but Walton continued to add to its completeness in his leisurely way for a quarter of a century.”- A.L.A. Catalog 1926. Classic fishing book, outdoor recreation ebooks, fishing eBook.
White, Steward Edward
Doubleday 1907 Dewey Dec. 796.5
“Summary of results of author’s out-of-door experiences in the form of explicit advice to woodsmen and amateur campers. Gives addresses of outfitting firms and manufacturers of supplies.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911. Outdoor recreation eBook, outside recreation, popular outdoor sports, camping ebooks.