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Old 08-26-2019, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Exapno Mapcase View Post
He's pulling your leg. Or he's a much worse historian than I thought. Abner Doubleday had absolutely nothing to do with baseball in any way.
Turtledove doesn't attribute the absence of baseball to Doubleday's absence in the Southern Victory books - in the book no one knows about alternate universes, so no one can be wondering about the effect of the death of a minor figure on a minor sport

Per this Turtledove fan site Doubleday is mentioned in a Turtledove story, but not in the Southern Victory series.