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1867 Lipman Pike in a baseball game ...
Item # 667099
May 31, 1867
THE NEW YORK HERALD, May 31, 1867
* Lipman Pike plays for Irvington
* 1st Jewish professional baseball player
* Post Civil War reconstruction era
Page 5 has reporting on two baseball games with box scores, one showing "Pike" playing for the Irvington team from New Jersey. (see) He is considered the very 1st Jewish professional baseball player.
Other news and advertisements of the day during the reconstruction era shortly after the American Civil War. Complete with 12 pages, irregular along the spine, otherwise nice condition.
Category: Post-Civil War