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Lipman Pike and his brother Boaz: first Jewish professional baseball player...



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August 19, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, August 19, 1865 

* Lipman Pike - 1st Jewish professional baseball player
* His brother Boaz Pike - rarely mentioned together


On the back page under "The Field" & "Base Ball" is a summary and box score of a match played between the Atlantic and Eureka clubs. There is also a summary of a match between the "Second Nines" of the Eurekas and Atlantics with the box score which lists the famous "L. Pike" as the catcher, an "B. Pike" as the shortstop.
Quite rare to see Boaz Pike, Lipman's lesser known older brother, listed in a box score. Lipman Pike, one of the best players during the early years of baseball, is remembered as one of the first Jewish ball players and is considered the first professional player.
Other news of the day includes: "The Mississippi Convention" "The Ketchum Defalcation" "The Atlantic Cable" "From Tennessee" and much more.
Eight pages, nice condition.

Category: Post-Civil War