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"Young Man's Amusements" Include "Bat and Ball"

Salience Noteworthy
City/State/Country: England
Game Bat and Ball
Age of Players Juvenile
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'[A]t the same time a game called simply 'bat and ball' began to be appear in English writings.  A 1790 book listed a young man's amusements as including 'marbles, bat and ball [and] hop-step-and-jump.'" 

Sources

David Block, German Book Describes das English Base-ball, Base Ball, volume 5, number 1 (Spring 2011), page 51.  The original source is Incidents of Youthful Life; or, the True History of William Langley (1790), page 94. 

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