SPALDING'S WORLD TOUR
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SPALDING'S WORLD TOUR

In October of 1888, Albert Goodwill Spalding-baseball star, sporting-goods magnate, promotional genius, serial fabulist-departed Chicago on a trip that would take him and two baseball teams on a journey clear around the globe. Their mission, closelyfollowed in the American and international press, had two (secret) goals - to fix the game in the American consciousness as the purest expression of the national spirit, and to seed markets for Spalding's products near and far. In the process, thesefirst cultural ambassadors played before kings and queens, visited the Coliseum and the Eiffel Tower, and took pot shots with their baseballs at the great Sphinx in Egypt. This expedition to lands both exotic and familiar is chronicled with dash andwit in Mark Lamster's Spalding's World Tour, a book filled with larger-than-life characters often competing harder for love and money off the baseball diamond than for runs on it. Getting themselves into scrapes and narrowly escaping international incident all around the globe, these innocents abroad gave the world an early peek at the American century just around the corner.
Editora: PERSEUS BOOKS
ISBN: 1586483110
ISBN13: 9781586483111
Edição: 1ª Edição - 2006
Número de Páginas: 368
Acabamento: ENCADERNADO
por R$ 30,40