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First baseball game on ice...

Item # 538726

February 05, 1861

NEW-YORK TIMES, February 5, 1861  On the back page under Brooklyn News is a report: "A Game of Base Ball Played on Skates Great Crowd Of People--Exciting Scenes." The summary begins: "The long-talked contest for a silver ball, between the Charter Oak and Atlantic Base Ball Clubs, on skates...came off yesterday, on the skating pond in the Eighth Ward, between the Third and Fifth avenues...".
  Has details about the scene and the game, mentioning that the attendance was about 15,000. Includes the box score. The Atlantics won, 36-27. The game is also mentioned on the editorial page (pg. 4) under News Of The Day. 
Other news of the day includes: "The National Troubles" "The Montgomery Convention" "Rumored Attack On Fort Pickens" and much more. 
Eight pages in very good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War