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Initial Regular Newspaper Coverage Pairs Base Ball with Cricket

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Newspaper Coverage
Location Greater New York City
City/State/Country: NYC, NY, United States
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary

In its initial items upon beginning coverage of Knickerbocker Rules Base Ball in May, 1853 (the first such coverage known since the game reports of 1845), the New York Sunday Mercury mentioned that both the cricket and base ball clubs were opening play, perhaps because both were practicing at the Red House grounds.


New York Sunday Mercury, May 1, 1853, and May 29, 1853

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Submitted by Robert Tholkes
Submission Note 9/25/2013


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