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Baseball on ice...

Item # 211859

February 05, 1861

NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, New York, February 5, 1861  Page 3 has a report: "Base Ball Match On The Fifth Avenue Skating-Pond". The report vividly describes the scene mentioning in part that: "The pond, which contains an area of several acres, lies between the Third and Fifth avenues...can be reached by either the Fulton Ferry and Greenwood or the Atlantic-street and Greenwood cars. The embankments on either side are so high that a full, unobstructed view can be obtained..." and more. The match between the Atlantics and the Charter Oak club "... continued from 1 o'clock till dark..." and resulted in a victory for the Atlantic club, 36-27. Nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War