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When Baseball Went Global: 'Spalding's World Tour'

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When Baseball Went Global: 'Spalding's World Tour'

When Baseball Went Global: 'Spalding's World Tour'

When Baseball Went Global: 'Spalding's World Tour'

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Spalding's 1888 travels included Paris, London, Rome and beyond. hide caption

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In October 1888, promoter Albert Goodwill Spalding and two baseball teams traveled the globe to put on baseball exhibitions. Mark Lamster's book Spalding's World Tour recounts the adventure, which included visits to Egypt's Sphinx, France's Eiffel Tower and the Roman Coliseum.

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The Epic Adventure that Took Baseball Around the Globe—and Made It America's Game

by Mark Lamster

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