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by Larry McCray, January 2018

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Bsallardice

35 days ago
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Larry: I sent you an email with a link to an 1897 mention. Bruce

Bsallardice

31 days ago
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Larry, you've added some research questions since I replied regarding Longameta.

Longameta is mentioned in an 1897 Croat language student magazine of Sarajevo, Bosnia, as one of the children's games. Croatia at that time was part of the Hungarian portion of the Austro-Hungarian empire. I've sent you the reference to it.

Bsallardice

30 days ago
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Larry, take a look at online photos of the feathery golf balls. Some seem to exhibit a similar stitch pattern to the figure 8/double dumbbell pattern that Harrison Harwood popularized for baseballs.

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The Origins of the Hungarian game of Longa Meta

The issue: We do not know if Hungarian game of "meta," a baserunning game, has been documented prior to 1945.

Protoball Sub-area: Glossary of Baserunning Games

The search: Can someone do online and/or bibliographic searches in Hungarian and report findings in Protoball?

Status: This request is unassigned as of January 2018.

Scale of Effort: Micro-task [An hour or two of searches is suggeseted]

Submitted by: Larry McCray, January 2018

Was the "Double Eight" Style of Base Ball Cover Invented in the United States?

The issue: The now-familiar single-seam base ball covering appears to have been introduced to base ballin about 1876 [?] Was it a new innovation, or had prior ballgames (real tennis, cricket, stoolball) already adopted the pattern in earlier days?

Protoball Sub-area: Potential Protoball article on the evolution of the base ball

Current Status This subject will be explored as one element in a Protoball "dip-dive" project in 2018. Corky Gaskell has agreed to moderate this effort, and to post initial results on Protoball.

Scale of Effort: Mini-task [Monitoring the on-line discussion for about a month is suggested]

Submitted by: Corky Gaskell and Larry McCray, January 2018


How Many of the 14 Knickerbocker Playing Rules Can be Traced Back to English Baserunning Games?

The issue: While base ball has long been seen as an American game, many of the modern game's earliest rules are known in juvenile games in Britain. Which of the Knickerbocker's initial 14 playing rules had precedents in prior English games?

Protoball Sub-area: Potential Protoball article on the influence of English base ba;; pm the American game

Status: This request is unassigned as of January 2018.

Scale of Effort: Mini-task [Monitoring the on-line discussion for about a month is suggested]

Submitted by: Larry McCray, January 2018

Contribute by adding new data on early ballplaying in your area

The issue: Protoball is undertaking to document the local origins of modern base ball -- and the baserunning games than may have preceded base ball -- throughout the US.

Status: This request is ongoing: Protoball's Pre-Pro Data Base records known early games and clubs. But local sources may have more to add.

Protoball Sub-area: Pro Pro database on early games, clubs, etc.

Scale of Effort: Continuous

Submitted by: Protoball Project, January 2018

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