WSJ Reviews How Baseball Happened


In a recent review in The Wall Street Journal, Paul Dickson raves about Thomas W. Gilbert’s How Baseball Happened, writing that the book:

“Explores the conditions and factors that begat the game in the 19th century and turned it into the national pastime. The book explains how almost all conventional wisdom about baseball’s origins and formative years is wrong. A delightful look at a young nation creating a pastime that was love from the first crack of the bat.”

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