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Early Baseball... New Jersey Convention... "dead ball" favored...
Item # 658740
November 10, 1870
NEW-YORK TIMES, New York, November 10, 1870 On page 3 under "Base-Ball" is a report: "The New-Jersey Base-Ball Convention--Officers and Committees."
This report about the fourth annual Convention includes a list of the various clubs and their respective delegates who attended the convention, as well as the names of the new officers who were elected (at the convention).
The report relates, that after the election, there was discussion about various issues, plus mention that: "A motion was...made to instruct the delegates to vote for the dead ball, which elicited the fact that all the New-Jersey clubs were in favor of such a ball as the regulation ball of the game."
Nice item concerning the history of baseball in New Jersey.
Other news of the day throughout. 8 pages in good condition.
Category: Post-Civil War