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Christmas Bash Includes "Good Old Fashioned Game of Baseball"
|Location||Greater New York CityGreater New York City|
|City/State/Country:||NYC, NY, United States|
|Game||Base BallBase Ball|
|Immediacy of Report||Contemporary|
|Age of Players||AdultAdult|
"On Christmas day, the drivers, agents, and other employees of the various Express Companies in the City, had a turnout entirely in character. . . . There were between seventy-five and eighty men in the company . . . . They then went to the residence of A. M. C. Smith, in Franklin st., and thence to the Red House in Harlem, where the whole party has a good old fashioned game of base ball, and then a capital dinner at which A. M. C. Smith presided."
New York Daily Tribune, December 29, 1851.
Richard added: "Finally this is a very rare contemporary cite of baseball for this period. Between the baseball fad of the mid-1840s and its revival in the mid-1850s, baseball is rarely seen outside the pages of the Knickerbocker club books." John Thorn contributed a facsimile of the Tribune article.Edit with form to add a comment
Can we surmise that by using the term "old fashioned game," the newspaper is distinguishing it from the Knickerbocker game?Edit with form to add a query
|Submitted by||Richard Hershberger|
|Submission Note||Posted to 19CBB on 11/11/2008|
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