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Famous Currier and Ives game...

Item # 211819

August 4, 1865

NEW-YORK TIMES, Aug. 4, 1865 On the bkpg. under Out-Door Sports is: Base Ball The Great Contest At Hoboken Yesterday--20,000 People Present--The Atlantics The Champions, Score 13-12--The Game Stopped By A Storm. Has a wonderfully written summary that  begins: Yesterday, Gotham had base ball on the brain. It continues by describing the scene and the excitement generated by this match between Atlantics and Mutuals, played at the Elysian Field in Hoboken. Has details about the game (terminated by thunderstorm), plus the box score. A great report about this game which is the subject of a famous Currier and Ives print called The American National Game. A notable event in baseball history. In very good condition.

Category: Post-Civil War

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