A reporter is mysteriously transported back to 1869 and joins the Cincinnati Red Stockings on the first national baseball tour. Compelling story with historical insights into the first years of the fledgling national pastime. If you like baseball you'll enjoy this book. If you don't like baseball you will still enjoy this book, it is kind of about baeball like the movie "Bull Durham" was about baseball.
Sam Fowler, a discontented journalist whose family life has disintegrated, steps off Amtrak and into 1869. Before he can get his bearings, he's a member of the Cincinnati Red Stockings, witnessing baseball in its infancy with an unbeatable team.