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Proto-Sports Bar

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Ball in the Culture, Business of Baseball
Location Greater New York City
City/State/Country: NYC, NY, United States
Modern Address 106 Maiden Ln, cnr Pearl
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult

ENGLISH PLUM PUDDING AND ROAST BEEF FOR DINNER, TO-DAY. Also partridges, green turtle soup, and steaks.

RICHARDSON & McLEOD, 106 Maiden lane, corner Pearl.

Call and see the cricket and base ball books and bulletins.



New York Herald, Sep. 7, 1859


This may not actually have been the first establishment to cater to base ballists. The New York Sunday Mercury noted on Jan. 9, 1859, that "Mr. William P. Valentine, president of the Phantom Base Ball Club, has opened a dining saloon in Broadway, adjoining Wallack's Theatre, which he styles the 'Home Base'."

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Submitted by Bob Tholkes
Submission Note 3/1/2014


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