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Inaugurating the Union Baseball Grounds...

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May 17, 1862

WILKES' SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, May 17, 1862 

* Union Grounds - Brooklyn, New York
* Baseball park inauguration - 1st game played

This was ostensibly a sporting & theater-themed newspaper with much on both.
Included under: "Base Ball" is an historic report of the "Grand Inauguration of the Union Base Ball & Cricket Grounds" with some detail. This was the famous "Union Grounds" in Brooklyn, details of which are on Wikipedia.
Also reports of the: "Olympic vs. Monitor" baseball game with much detail.
Sixteen pages, 11 by 16 inches, very nice condition.

Category: Yankee