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First Baseball played in Brooklyn?

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City/State/Country: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
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The New York Daily Herald, Monday Oct. 27, 1845, has an article critical of Sunday goings on, including "a game of base ball" played at "Fort Greene, in the immediate vicinity of the County Jail."

Fort Greene is a neighborhood in Brooklyn. The jail mentioned is undoubtedly the old Raymond Street jail, located at the modern corner of Ashland Place and Willoughby.

There were two games played in Brooklyn earlier that month.


The New York Daily Herald, Monday Oct. 27, 1845

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