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Baseball and cricket reports from 1856......

Item # 672572

September 20, 1856

PORTERS SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, N.Y., Sept. 20, 1856  Inside this sporting newspaper is a detailed report: "Cricket" "The Great Match At Hoboken!!!" "The United States Victorious!!" "Canada Vs. United States".
But more intriguing is the report headed: "Base Ball" with gives details of a game between the Eagle team and the Empire team, including a crude, early box score listing the players.
Then text on: "Gotham and Atlantic" and also: "The Pinckney Dispute". Interesting and very early reporting on the game of baseball.
Sixteen pages, 11 by 16 inches, good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War