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Young Andrew Johnson Plays Cat and Bass Ball and Bandy in Raleigh NC

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Famous
Location US South
City/State/Country: NC, United States
Game Bass Ball
Age of Players Juvenile

[At age four] "he spent many hours at games with boys of the neighborhood, his favorite being 'Cat and Bass Ball and Bandy,' the last the 'choyst' game of all."


Letter from Neal Brown, July 15, 1867, in Johnson Mss., Vol. 116, No. 16,106.[Publisher?]

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Submitted by John Thorn
Submission Note 6/6/2004
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The Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept. 5, 1867 has a long article on how then-President Johnson received a baseball team at the White House, was made an honorary member of that team, and reminisced about playing base ball in his youth. See the image I've uploaded. [ba]