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Spirit Gives Season Plans for 5 Base Ball Clubs

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Newspaper Coverage
Location Greater New York City
City/State/Country: Manhattan, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult
Text

 

"Base Ball -- The interest in the game if Base Ball appears to be on the increase, and it bids fair to become our most popular game.  There are now four clubs in constant practice, vis, Gotham, Knickerbocker, Eagle, and Empire . . . . "

 The practice and match schedules for the Knickerbockers, Eagles, Empires, Gothams and [Brooklyn] Excelsior appeared in June.

 

Sources

"Base Ball," Spirit of the Times June 2, 1855.

Full text is reprinted in Dean A. Sullivan, Compiler and Editor, Early Innings: A Documentary History of Baseball, 1825-1908 [University of Nebraska Press, 1995], pp. 20-21.

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