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Early baseball, in a sporting newspaper...



Item # 675185

October 04, 1856

PORTER'S SPIRIT OF THE TIMES, New York, Oct. 4, 1856  A rather famous sporting newspaper, with a sporting-themed masthead, calling itself: "A Chronicle of the Turf, Field Sports, Literature and the Stage". This is the vol. 1 number 5 issue.
Inside under "Base Ball" is a report about a match between the Newark and Columbia Junior clubs. Another page has a full column of baseball reports.
Complete in 24 pages, good condition.

Item from Catalog 320 (released for July, 2022)...

Category: Pre-Civil War