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Ball Play Banned in New York City's Park, Battery, and Bowling-Green

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City/State/Country: New York, NY, United States

"New York City outlawed ball play in the Park, Battery, and Bowling-Green in 1817."  - Tom Altherr.



"A law relative to the Park, Battery, and Bowling-Green," in Laws and Ordinances Ordained and Established by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonality of the City of New York (T. and J. Swords, New York, 1817), page 118. Per Thomas L. Altherr, "A Place Leavel Enough to Play Ball," reprinted in David Block, Baseball before We Knew It, page 245 and ref #74.

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