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Being the Personal experiences and reminiscences of ADRIAN C. ANSON Late Manager and Captain of the Chicago Base Ball Club. To My Father Henry Anson of Marshalltown, Iowa, to whose early training and sound advice I owe my fame. Sport of any kind, and particularly sport of an outdoor variety, had for me more attractions than the best book that was ever published. The game of base-ball was then in its infancy and while it was being played to some extent to the eastward of us the craze had not as yet reached Marshalltown. It arrived there later and it struck the town with both feet, too, when it did come.