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1920 Newspaper Aware of '25 Or So' American Base Ball Clubs by 1858 [We Now List Ten Times More]

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A Boston paper on baseball history suggested that by 1858 there were 25 or so base ball clubs in he United States.


Boston Post, July 24, 1920


As of July 2022, Protoball lists over 260 base ball clubs from that era.

Bruce Allardice adds, 7/30/2022:  "the [Boston Post's] 25 number seems to come from the number of clubs that attended the 1858 convention."

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Submitted by Bruce Allardice
Submission Note Emails of 7/29/2022 and 7/30/2022


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