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Union Cricket Club Gains Strength in Philadelphia PA

Salience Noteworthy
Location Philadelphia
Game Cricket
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"No city took to the sport [cricket] with more avidity than Philadelphia where the game had been played since the 1830s by the Union Club"

William Ryczek, Baseball's First Inning, McFarland, 2009), page 105. No source is cited. Ryczek goes on to say that Englishmen who moved to work in the city's wool industry was one root cause of cricket's success there.

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