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|Posted: Fri Dec 30th, 2011 05:09 pm||
lol You forgot the blargle fargle.
Anyway, glad this was bumped because one of my Christmas presents was "Splading's World Tour" by Mark Lamster and I just started reading it yesterday. If anyone has any interest at all in 1800s baseball, even if you think you know a lot about it already, this is a must read. It's all about Albert Spalding setting up a world tour in 1888-1889 to introduce the game to places as far-flung as Cairo and Sydney. It also doubles as a pretty good biography on Spalding himself, who was kinda the P.T. Barnum of baseball both in terms of success and bluster. There are some amazing pictures too of the ballplayers at the pyramids of Egypt and other places along the tour. I'm really enjoying this book so far.
(Patiently waiting for the accusations that I am bragging about my ability to read and that a parking meter lady must've taught me how in my rent-controlled apartment.)
Last edited on Fri Dec 30th, 2011 05:16 pm by srossi
This thread was great before AA ruined it.