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New Jersey Baseball Championship... Shipwreck...
Item # 633150
November 11, 1870
NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 11, 1870
* Early New Jersey baseball
* Elizabeth vs. Newark
Page two has: "BASE BALL" "The Contest for the New-Jersey Championship - The Elizabethan Ball Players the Victors", a match between the Resolute Club of Elizabeth & the Amateurs of Newark. "The games was very satisfactorily umpired by Mr. Chapman, and proved to be quite interesting at times. T. Ward's play at first base was the best display on the Newark side. M. Campbell excelling on the other..."
The front page has: "SHIPWRECK" "The Loss of the Steamer Varuna..." which set sail from New York to Galveston, wrecked when it encountered "a perfect hurricane". The report is from one of the survivors.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
Category: Post-Civil War