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Baseball in Territorial Arizona: A History, 1863–1912 by John Darrin Tenney

By John Darrin Tenney

The Arizona Territory is understood for saloons, gunfights, outlaws and powerful girls. however the historical past of baseball in Arizona is lengthy forgotten. The nationwide hobby got here first to the territory’s many army posts and shortly received a foothold in early cities equivalent to Tucson, Prescott, Tombstone and Phoenix. becoming more popular within the Eighteen Eighties, the sport unfold during the territory with assistance from railroads. quickly corporation nines have been competing opposed to city golf equipment. within the early 1900s, the most important leagues made a number of excursions via Arizona. This booklet takes a first-ever look at Arizona’s wealthy baseball historical past, with by no means sooner than obvious pictures of the earliest baseball golf equipment and games.

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