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 ladies. however the background of baseball in Arizona is lengthy forgotten. The nationwide hobby got here first to the territory’s many army posts and shortly won a foothold in early cities comparable to Tucson, Prescott, Tombstone and Phoenix. becoming more popular within the Eighties, the sport unfold throughout the territory with assistance from railroads. quickly corporation nines have been competing opposed to city golf equipment. within the early 1900s, the main leagues made a number of excursions via Arizona. This publication takes a first-ever inspect Arizona’s wealthy baseball historical past, with by no means ahead of visible photos of the earliest baseball golf equipment and games.

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