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August 22, 1867

NEW-YORK TIMES, Aug. 22, 1867.

* Baseball

Page 5 has: "The West Terrible Heat", "Grain Gamblers", "The Late Postmaster", "Senator Yates", "Blessing Status", "An Intemperance Meeting" and much more. Among the topics discussed is paragraph about Base Ball stating: "Our great national game is pretty successfully burlesqued here. All sorts of matches are made and played. Since it has been discovered that the game has been turned into a gambling and betting institution people have lost all respect for it". Back page has a detailed summary and box score of game played between the Eckford and Athletic clubs. Lite foxing in a few places.

Category: Post-Civil War