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675294

Pre-Civil War baseball... Print of boxer Brettle...

Item #675294

October 13, 1860

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Oct. 13, 1860  Basically a sports-themed newspaper. 

Page 6 has a full column of baseball reports with box scores on  7 games. Another page has a nice print of: "Bob Brettle Late Champion of the Middle Weights..." with an article on the fight between Brettle and Mace.

Complete in 16 pages, decorative masthead, foxing is mostly n... See More  

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675293

Horse race between Planet and Congaree... Pre-Civil War baseball...

Item #675293

October 06, 1860

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Oct. 6, 1860  Basically a sports-themed newspaper.  Although we typically list this title for the early baseball content, the print content of this issue is the rather large front page print of: "The Race Between Planet and Congaree, Fashion Course, N.Y." Both were famous horses of the day, but perhaps Planet more so. The New York Time... See More  

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675291

Much baseball reporting...

Item #675291

September 29, 1860

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Sept. 29, 1860  Basically a sports-themed newspaper.  Pages 4 and 5 have extensive reports on baseball games, 15 of them.

Complete in 16 pages, decorative masthead, minor margin wear, good condition.

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675290

Much baseball reporting... Planet, the famous race horse...

Item #675290

September 22, 1860

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Sept. 22, 1860  Basically a sports-themed newspaper. The front page has a nice print of the horse: "Planet...", the very famous race horse.

An inside page has a heading: "Base Ball" which contains 14 box scores.

Complete in 16 pages, decorative masthead, minor margin wear, good condition.... See More  

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675289

Reports on 26 pre-Civil War baseball games...

Item #675289

August 11, 1860

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Aug. 11, 1860  Basically a sports-themed newspaper.  Over a full page is taken up with reports and box sores on 26 baseball games. Much reporting on cricket as well.

Sixteen pages, 11 by 16 inches, foxing at the margins, good condition.

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675288

Pre-Civil War baseball...

Item #675288

June 16, 1860

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 16, 1860  Basically a sports-themed newspaper.The front page has a nice print of boxer: "Nat Langham, the First Conqueror of Sayers".

Page 4 has over a full column under the heading: "Base Ball" which has reports on 9 baseball games, with their crude box scores.

Sixteen pages, a few archival mends at margins, good condition... See More  

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675287

Pre-Civil War baseball... How to settle the Heenan/Sayers draw...

Item #675287

June 09, 1860

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 9, 1860  Basically a sports-themed newspaper. Page 6 has over a full column headed: "Base Ball" which has reports of five games, with the crude box scores. Also: "Base Ball In Albany--Champion Club"

Another page has: "The Championship - Sayers and Heenan--the Question Settled" which deals with how to settle the iss... See More  

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675286

The historic Sayers-Heenan fight for the championship...

Item #675286

May 12, 1860

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, May 12, 1860  This issue has great coverage of this historic boxing match for the championship between John Heenan and Tom Sayers, which lasted nearly 2 1/2 hours and ended in a draw.

Included is a full-figure, front page print of John Heenan, plus a front page article as well has several articles within.

Sixteen pages, wear at the margins, some fo... See More  

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675285

Baseball before the Civil War...

Item #675285

March 17, 1860

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, March 17, 1860  A rather famous sporting newspaper calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage".

Page 4 has a brief report headed: "Base Ball - The Base Ball Championship Game at New Orleans, La." between Empire and Southern, including the crude box score.

Sixteen pages, wear at the margins, ... See More  

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675284

The Knickerbocker vs. Excelsior match...

Item #675284

August 28, 1858

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, August 28, 1858  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage".

Inside has nearly a full page of baseball reports including games--with box scores--of a dozen games. The most notable report is headed: "Grand Base-Ball Match - Knic... See More  

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675283

Minutes of the 1858 baseball convention...

Item #675283

March 20, 1858

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, March 20, 1858  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage".

This is a very notable issue, as page 5 has a report headed: "The Base-Ball Convention" which provides the minutes of the March 10, 1858 convention. Mention is ma... See More  

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675282

Interesting article on this history of baseball in America...

Item #675282

October 24, 1857

 PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Oct. 24, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage".

Page 5 has a full column under the heading: "Base Ball - Base Ball Correspondence" which has an interesting history of the sport in America. One bit mentions... See More  

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675281

Baseball reports from before the Civil War...

Item #675281

October 03, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Oct. 3, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage".

Page 5 has nearly a full column taken up with: "Base Ball" which has detailed reports of various baseball games including the early version of the box score of the ... See More  

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675280

Baseball reports from before the Civil War...

Item #675280

October 03, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Oct. 3, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage".

Page 5 has nearly a full column taken up with: "Base Ball" which has detailed reports of various baseball games including the early version of the box score of the ... See More  

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675279

Baseball reports from before the Civil War...

Item #675279

September 19, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Sept. 19, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage".

Page 5 has a full column taken up with: "Base Ball" which has detailed reports of various baseball games including the early version of the box score of the games... See More  

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675278

Baseball reports from before the Civil War...

Item #675278

August 29, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Aug. 29, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage".

Page 4 has half a column taken up with: "Base Ball" which has detailed reports of various baseball games including the early version of the box score of the games.... See More  

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675277

Baseball reports from before the Civil War...

Item #675277

July 04, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, July 4, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage".

Page 4 has a full column taken up with: "Base Ball" which has detailed reports of various baseball games including the early version of the box score of the games.

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675276

Early baseball, in a sporting publication...

Item #675276

June 20, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, June 20, 1857  Inside under "Base Ball" is a very brief summary of a match between the "Light" & Heavy" weights of the Empire Base Ball Club. There is also a nice article with details about the "Brooklyn Base Ball Clubs", specifically the Charter Oak, Alert and Nassau clubs. Includes a description of the unifor... See More  

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675275

Baseball reports from before the Civil War...

Item #675275

May 30, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, May 30, 1857  Inside under "Base Ball" is a brief report stating that a new club was recently formed at Franklin, N.J. Also a brief report about a new club called the "Bunker Hill Club" that was formed at Charleston, Mass.

A wealth of other sports related reports.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.

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675274

Reporting on sports before the Civil War...

Item #675274

May 16, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, May 16, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage".

Under: "Out-Door Sports" are various reports including: "Base Ball" with two news items. Other sports reports as well.

Sixteen pages, very nice condition... See More  

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675273

Baseball in Rhode Island, before the Civil War...

Item #675273

May 09, 1857

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, May 9, 1857  Inside under "Base Ball" is a report: "Base Ball at Providence--We have received notification of the formation of the Aurora Base Ball Club...and in accordance with their name, the members meet from 5 to 7 o'clock in the morning..." and a few other details about the club.

Sixteen pages, nice condition.
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675272

First printing of baseball rules and regulations proposed to the first baseball convention...

Item #675272

February 28, 1857

Sold in Sanders auction for $1,920   2/25/2021.



PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Feb. 28, 1857  An extremely significant issue on the history of baseball, as an inside page (pg. 12/420) has almost an entire column taken up with: "Base Ball" "The Base Ball Convention And Their New Rules".

The introductory paragraph notes in part: "This body, which c... See More  

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675271

Game of wicket, pre-Civil War....

Item #675271

February 14, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Feb. 14, 1857  Under the heading: "Out-Door Sports" are two letters to the editor from Troy, N.Y., concerning the "old game of wicket". It includes a quite small diagram of the "ground plan" of the game.

Under "Fistiana" (boxing) is a detailed report: "Hard-Fought Fight In England, Between Tom Sayers &am... See More  

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675270

Great, detailed article on the Empire Baseball Club...

Item #675270

February 07, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Feb. 7, 1857  Basically a sporting & theatrically themed newspaper with a great article inside headed: "Base Ball - Empire Club". This was just the 2nd professional baseball club in New York. The article takes a full column & begins: "This club was organized Oct. 23, 1854 & consisted at first of only 11 members. It has now... See More  

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675269

Great, detailed article on the Empire Baseball Club...

Item #675269

February 07, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Feb. 7, 1857  Basically a sporting & theatrically themed newspaper with a great article inside headed: "Base Ball - Empire Club". This was just the 2nd professional baseball club in New York. The article takes a full column & begins: "This club was organized Oct. 23, 1854 & consisted at first of only 11 members. It has now... See More  

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675268

Baseball: the Red Stocking Club...

Item #675268

July 03, 1869

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 3, 1869  The front page features an article on "Henry J. Raymond" with a large illustration of him. A full page illustration "Peace - Finale, Boston, June, 1869".

Certainly the best print is a very nice half page: 'The Picked Nine of the Red Stocking Baseball Club, Cincinnati' showing ten players in uniform with some equipment.

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675266

Terrific full page baseball print...

Item #675266

November 03, 1866

LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Nov. 3, 1866  Certainly the most desired print in this issue is the great full page captioned: "The Great Contest Between the Atlantic Baseball Club of Brooklyn, and the Athletics of Philadelphia, at the Capitoline Grounds, Fulton Ave., Brooklyn". This is one of just a few baseball prints showing the entire field of play with both offensive and de... See More  

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675265

Wealth of sports coverage, including baseball...

Item #675265

April 01, 1882

NEW YORK CLIPPER, April 1, 1882  The ftpg. has a very nice print of: "Lillian Russell, Operatic Vocalist" with an article on her as well. Page 2 has about a full column of reports under the "Baseball" heading. Another pg. has a nice print of "D. A. Woods, Canadian Pedestrian" with a bio of him also. More baseball on yet another page.

This newspaper covers a weal... See More  

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675264

Sequoia National Park is created...

Item #675264

September 27, 1890

THE CLEVELAND LEADER, Ohio, Sept. 27, 1890  Page 2 has a very notable yet inconspicuous report on the creation of Sequoia National Park.

Under the heading: "General Washington News" is a subhead: "The 'Big Trees' National Park" with the text noting: "Secretary Noble has promulgated rules & regulations for the government of the park in Tulare county, Calif... See More  

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675260

Great graphic on "Arnold's Treason"...

Item #675260

March 23, 1850

THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, March 23, 1850  The top of the front page has a terrific engraving showing the "parade" from 1780 mocking the traitor Benedict Arnold. It is headed: "ARNOLD'S TREASON" and captioned: "A Representation of the Figures Exhibited & Paraded Through the Streets of Phila. on Saturday the 30th of September, 1780". An artic... See More  

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675258

Nice on the Spanish-American War...

Item #675258

May 06, 1898

BOSTON EVENING JOURNAL, May 6, 1898  Rather large & dramatic front page heads on the Spanish-American War: "GREAT LOSS OF LIFE" "Dewey's Bombardment of Manila Said to Have Been a Bloody One" "New England & New York Troops to Be Mobilized for Defence of the North Atlantic Coast" and more.

Complete in 10 pages, tiny binding holes at the blank spine, go... See More  

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675257

Early from Natchez, Mississippi...

Item #675257

December 19, 1848

NATCHEZ SEMI-WEEKLY COURIER, Mississippi, Dec. 19, 1848  A very uncommon newspaper from the Deep South, and rare to find any newspapers from Mississippi from before the Civil War. 

The front page has a lengthy article: "Fulton's Steamboat" in which Robert Fulton reflects upon his invention. Inside has a chart of the "Presidential Election" by state, with numbers ... See More  

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675256

Early issue from this Southern town rich in history...

Item #675256

August 18, 1827

THE CAMDEN JOURNAL, South Carolina, Aug. 18, 1827  A very early issue from this town rich in history, being the oldest inland town in South Carolina, the site of notable Revolutionary War battles, and home to six Confederate generals. Gregory notes that only one institution (Univ. of S. C.) has any holdings of this title from the earliest years.

The front page has a lengthy letter signed by:... See More  

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675255

California not to be a slave state... Predicting Webster's famous speech...

Item #675255

March 09, 1850

THE GREENSBOROUGH PATRIOT, North Carolina, March 9, 1850  The front page has: "The Southern Convention" and other items which relate to the slavery issue, including a report beginning: "But that any part of California will ever be slave Territory, we must be permitted to doubt...".

Page 2 has a prophetic report: "Mr. Webster - The statement is current...that Mr. Webs... See More  

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675251

A "sporting & theatrical" newspaper...

Item #675251

May 14, 1859

THE NEW YORK CLIPPER, New York, May 14 1859  This was an: "American Sporting & Theatrical Journal" with content as would be suspected. Some reports are headed: "Who Won the Other Game" "Aquatics" "Billiards" "Cricket" with much reporting on this; "The Turf" Canine" and "Ball Play", which has reports on two baseball... See More  

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675249

Mary Todd Lincoln declared insane...

Item #675249

May 22, 1875

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 22, 1875



* Mary Todd Lincoln INSANE

* President Abraham's wife




Page 2 has an article headed: "MRS. ABRAHAM LINCOLN" "Proceedings In The Investigation as To Her Sanity" and more. (see) Also a brief item on the same page headed: "Mrs. Lincoln To Be Removed To A Private Insane Asylum" Total text takes up almost 1 1/2 columns.

Complete ... See More  

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675247

Volume one issue of a sporting newspaper...

Item #675247

January 24, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 24, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". This is a volume one issue.

Reports are headed: "The Turf" "Draught Of The Seine" "Our Chess Department" "Out Door Sports" "Fist... See More  

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675246

Volume one issue of a sporting newspaper...

Item #675246

January 24, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 24, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". This is a volume one issue.

Reports are headed: "The Turf" "Draught Of The Seine" "Our Chess Department" "Out Door Sports" "Fist... See More  

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675245

Calling for a very historic baseball convention...

Item #675245

January 17, 1857

PORTER SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 17, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". This is a volume one issue.

Near the back is an advertisement for a: "Convention of Base Ball Clubs" being called for on January 22, which would be the first convention ... See More  

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675244

Calling for a very historic baseball convention...

Item #675244

January 17, 1857

PORTER SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 17, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". This is a volume one issue.

Near the back is an advertisement for a: "Convention of Base Ball Clubs" being called for on January 22, which would be the first convention ... See More  

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675243

Baseball before the Civil War...

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January 10, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 10, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". This is a volume 1 issue.

Inside has most of a column taken up with an article headed: "Base Ball - The Eckford Club" which is a detailed article on one of the for... See More  

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675242

Baseball before the Civil War.... Calling for an historic convention...

Item #675242

January 03, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 3, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". This is a volume one issue.

Inside has most of a column taken up with: "Base Ball" being a very lengthy account of: "The Gotham Club", one of the more not... See More  

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675241

Baseball before the Civil War.... Calling for an historic convention...

Item #675241

January 03, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Jan. 3, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". This is a volume one issue.

Inside has most of a column taken up with: "Base Ball" being a very lengthy account of: "The Gotham Club", one of the more not... See More  

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675239

The first convention of clubs: the birth of organized baseball...

Item #675239

January 23, 1857

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 23, 1857  The back page has a report which could be considered the birth of organized baseball. And printed the day after the event happened!

The second column has an article headed: "Our National Sports" with subheads: "The Game of Base Ball--Convention of the Various Clubs Of the City and Vicinity--The Laws to Be Codified--Central Park Commission... See More  

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675238

The first convention of clubs: the birth of organized baseball...

Item #675238

January 23, 1857

THE NEW YORK HERALD, January 23, 1857  The back page has a report which could be considered the birth of organized baseball. And printed the day after the event happened.

The second column has an article headed: "Our National Sports" with subheads: "The Game of Base Ball--Convention of the Various Clubs Of the City and Vicinity--The Laws to Be Codified--Central Park Commission... See More  

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675237

The first convention of clubs: the birth of organized baseball...

Item #675237

January 31, 1857

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, January 31, 1857  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". This is the vol. 1 number 11 issue.

The page 13 report could be considered the birth of organized baseball. The top of the first column is headed: "BASE BALL - Young... See More  

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675234

One of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in any periodical...

Item #675234

December 27, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 27, 1856  This issue of this once popular sporting journal features one of the earliest baseball illustrations to appear in a periodical.

This simple illustration, which is actually a 3 by 3 inch diagram, shows the position of the players, and is part of an article: "Base Ball" "How They Play The Game In New England".

The diagr... See More  

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675233

Pre-Civil War baseball...

Item #675233

December 13, 1856

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 13, 1856  As noted in the masthead: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage", this is a volume 1 issue of a very early sporting publication.

One of the columns is headed: "Base Ball" which notes in part: "We understand that a new club has been started in Brooklyn called the 'Americus'..... See More  

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675232

The earliest baseball illustration to appear in any periodical...

Item #675232

December 06, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 6, 1856  This issue of this rather famous sporting journal features the earliest baseball illustration to appear in a periodical.

This simple illustration, which is actually a 3 by 3 inch diagram, shows the position of the players, and is part of an article: "Base Ball -- The American National Game of Base Ball".

The diagram shows a layo... See More  

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675231

The earliest baseball illustration to appear in any periodical...

Item #675231

December 06, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Dec. 6, 1856  This issue of this rather famous sporting journal features the earliest baseball illustration to appear in a periodical.

This simple illustration, which is actually a 3 by 3 inch diagram, shows the position of the players, and is part of an article: "Base Ball -- The American National Game of Base Ball".

The diagram shows a layo... See More  

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