MCC Baseball Section History - The Book

If you are interested in the MCC Baseball Section club history and want to read more, we will be releasing a book this season that covers the last 125+ years. The cover artwork concept of the MCC Baseball Section History Book is on the right, over 200 pages of history of the MCC's involvement in Baseball, including hundreds of images, 200 pages of stories, facts & figures.  WIll be available from the clubrooms and the online shop.

We still need some assistance to complete this important project - if you have experiance in graphic design and Adobe InDesign / Digital publishing we would welcome some assistance. Contact the webmaster.

It includes a foreword by Ross Arthur.

The 125 year history publication builds on the original Manuscript created by Tom Trumble and Arch Cavanagh for the "Century of MCC Baseball" for the Club Centenary in 1988.

Alf Batchelder covered in detail the early years of the Baseball Section in his MCC library Publication "Pavillions in the Park" and the background to the Spalding tour of 1888.

The book also covers the background of the Kangaroo Tour in 1897 to the US, was it really the "Disaster" it was made out to be?

It includes information on the formation of the original Victorian Baseball League, was it going to be a summer or winter league? The split between the Baseball Union and the Baseball league.

Peter Unwin has updated information on the years since the centenary.

The book also has many images that are not on the club room walls.


Cover Artwork