New York: E. P. Dutton and Company, 39 West 23d Street, 1884. 1st Edition (McCue, p. 24). viii,  - 202, . Spalding advert follows text. Illustrated. 8vo. 9" x 6-3/4". Color pictorial glazed paper wrapped boards. Extremity wear, with tips worn. Some minor foxing & browning. A VG copy. Item #49658
Per McCue, "This is the first novel completely about baseball. ... the plot becomes an interesting picture of baseball a decade or so before the book was published."