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1867 Lipman Pike in a baseball game ...
Item # 667400
August 9, 1867
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 9, 1867
* Lipman Pike plays for New York Mutuals
* 1st Jewish professional baseball player
* Post Civil War reconstruction era
The back page has a lengthy report on a baseball game between the New York Mutuals and the Brooklyn Atlantics. The report mentions Lipman Pike with his name also in the box scores. (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 8 pages, nice condition.
Category: Post-Civil War