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Knicks Begin the Year's Play Days at Hoboken, Cricket Club Chooses Manhattan.

Salience Noteworthy
Location NJ
City/State/Country: Hoboken, NJ, United States
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"The Knickerbocker Base Ball Club opened the season last Thursday, at its ground in the Elysian Fields in Hoboken last Thursday.  Its play days have been changed from Tuesday and Friday to Monday and Thursday of each week.

The St. George's Cricket Club will open the season on the 28th, with a day's play, on its ground at the Red House, on Third Avenue [Manhattan]."



New York Sunday Mercury, April 9, 1848.


"This is actually quite interesting, as any notice from the press is very rare at that time."  --Richard Hershberger, 4/12/2021.

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1848 was the year (see  Baseball in the Garden of Eden, p. 35) that the Knickerbockers set out to re-consider their rules.  Did they address playing rules, or just operational ones? Do we know what changes emanated?

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Submitted by John Thorn
Submission Note Email of 4/12/2021


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