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Baseball's Beginnings at U Penn?

Salience Noteworthy
Tags College
Location Pennsylvania
Age of Players Youth
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"Baseball was first played by Penn students before the Civil War when the University was still located at its Ninth Street campus. The game was probably played casually by students in the 1850s."

 

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http://www.archives.upenn.edu/histy/features/sports/baseball/1800s/hist1.html, as accessed 1/3/2008. No reference is supplied.

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