Baseball’s true founders don’t have plaques in Cooperstown. They were the hundreds of ordinary people who played without gloves, facemasks or performance incentives in the middle decades of the 19th century. Unlike today’s pro athletes, they lived full lives outside of sports. They worked, built businesses and fought against the South in the Civil War. Here is the true story of how baseball evolved from a casual folk game into a national entertainment industry. Hardcover, 9" x 6", 384 pages.