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Abner Doubleday, Boy Baseball Pioneer

Abner Doubleday, Boy Baseball Pioneer
By Montrew Dunham
Illustrated by Cathy Morrison
Pub. Date: August 2005
ISBN: 1-882859-49-9 (Hard) -50-2 (Paper)

Reading Level: Lexile:  640L  Flesch-Kinkaid Grade Level: 3.1

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Take me out to the ball game;

Take me out to the crowd . . .


Where would America be without its favorite pastime?

Abner Doubleday is credited as one of the early pioneers of the modern game of baseball, but as history would have it, Doubleday likely was not the game's true inventor.

Perhaps the most famous guy who never invented baseball, Doubleday did still play a role in America's evolution. He became a captain, lieutenant colonel and major general in the United States Army - serving largely during the Civil War with his strong opposition to slavery.

As for America's favorite pastime, the origin is still up for debate. Doubleday is, and may forever remain, credited as the Father of Baseball - his hometown of Cooperstown, New York is the site of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. And growing up in Cooperstown, as depicted in Volume 11 of the Young Patriots Series, Abner Doubleday, Boy Baseball Pioneer, Abner liked nothing better than to get out on the playing field with bat and ball. Young readers will enjoy Abner's exploits as a young boy - his meeting with General Lafayette, the recovery of a stolen trunk, the thrilling (and forbidden!) ride on the town stagecoach and, of course, his endless hours of playing his favorite sport.


Keep children interested in school. Did you know Abner Doubleday, Boy Baseball Pioneer works well as a supplement to required reading and curriculum for:

  • The Mexican War and the Campaign against the Seminole Indians
  • The Civil War
  • The History of Sports
  • Inventors in American History

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