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Uncommon title with a wealth of baseball reporting...

Item # 646684

December 11, 1869

NATIONAL CHRONICLE - Journal of American Sports & Amusements, Boston, Dec. 11, 1869  Great masthead engraving has a sports & theater-themed engraving, a portion showing a baseball game. Page 3 is mostly taken up with "Base Ball" reports including box scores for several games, plus other statistical details of various players (see). Also: "Base Ball Gossip".
Page 5 has a report on the "Red Stockings Mine for 1870" "The Whole Nine Re-Engaged for Next Season" with the text including: "...They were gay and dashing fellows, this Chicago delegation, attired in the height of fashion; sported such exquisite mustaches, were free with their greenbacks..." and more. There is a great wealth of other baseball reports on other pages.
A quite uncommon baseball-themed newspaper, although other sports and amusement reports as well.
Eight pages, 12 1/2 by 17 1/2 inches, very nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War