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Spalding's Baseball Guide and Official League Book for 1895   By: (1824-1908)

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[Transcriber's Note: Some portions of the original text were illegible; these portions are noted with an asterisk ().]

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SPALDING'S

SPECIAL ATHLETIC LIBRARY

BASE BALL

GUIDE

1895]

[Advertisement] The Leader for 1895 is The Spalding Bicycle.

ITS NAME IS ITS GUARANTEE.

The name stands for the Highest Grade in Athletic Goods throughout the world, and now stands for THE HIGHEST GRADE BICYCLE MADE.

THE SPALDING BICYCLE ... DURING THE YEAR 1894 MADE A PHENOMENAL RECORD

A. H. Barnett on the Spalding Bicycle won the Great Irvington Milburn Road Race ... Monte Scott, of the Crescent Wheelman, on the Spalding Bicycle made new world's road records for 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 miles, and ... Fred Titus at Springfield, on September 13th rode 27 miles, 1489 yards in one hour, making a world's record, and making records from 7 to 27 miles.

Watch the Spalding Team for '95 SANGER TITUS CABANNE.

A.G. SPALDING & BROS. NEW YORK PHILADELPHIA

AT CHICOPEE

[Illustration: Albert G. Spalding.]

BASE BALL GUIDE AND OFFICIAL LEAGUE BOOK FOR 1895.

A Complete Hand Book Of The National Game Of Base Ball,

Containing The Full Official League Records For 1894,

Together With

The New Code Of Playing Rules As Revised By The Committee Of Rules.

Attached To Which Are Explanatory Notes, Giving A Correct Interpretation Of The New Rules.

A Prominent Feature Of The Guide For 1895 Is The New Championship Record; Added To Which Are The Complete Pitching Records Of 1894 And Special Chapters On The Fielding And Base Running Of 1894,

Together With

Interesting Records Of The Most Noteworthy Contests, Incidents And Occurrences Of The Eventful Season Of 1894, Occurring In The College Arenas As Well As In That Of The Professional Clubs.

Edited By Henry Chadwick.

Published By American Sports Publishing Company, 241 Broadway, New York

PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.

The official handbook of America's national game SPALDING'S BASE BALL GUIDE which was first issued in 1876, has grown in size, importance and popular favor year by year, until it has become the great standard statistical and reference annual of the game throughout the base ball world; and it is now recognized as the established base ball manual of the entire professional fraternity, as well as the authorized Guide Book of the great National League, which is the controlling governmental organization of the professional clubs of the United States.

The Guide of 1895 not only records the doings of the twelve clubs of the National League for the past season, with all the official statistics, but it gives space to the championship campaigns of 1894, not only of the Minor Professional Leagues of the country, but also of those of the College clubs and of the leading organizations of the amateur class the majority class of the entire base ball world and in this respect the Guide has no equal, the book of 1895 being exceptionally full of the most interesting chapters of the leading events of the diamond fields of the past year, and for the first time contains many fine half tone illustrations of all the leading clubs and players, making it the largest and most complete Guide ever issued.

Copies of the Guide will be mailed to any address upon receipt of twelve cents each. Trade orders supplied through the News Companies, or direct from the Publishers,

American Sports Publishing Company, 241 Broadway, New York.

The Guide , as hitherto, is issued under the entire editorial control of the veteran writer on sports, Mr. Henry Chadwick, popularly known as "The Father of Base Ball."

The great size of the Guide precludes the possibility of including the game record of the League campaign, as also other records of League legislation, etc... Continue reading book >>




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