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Southern Game Takes Place in Aristocratic Setting

Salience Noteworthy
Location Louisiana
City/State/Country: New Orleans, LA, United States
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult

"A report on one game in 1859 told of 'commodious tents for the ladies spread under the umbrageous branches of the fine old live oaks,' where refreshments were served by the 'polite stewards of the clubs."


Seymour, Harold, Baseball: the Early Years [Oxford University Press, 1989], p. 40. [No ref given.]



Quote is from Porter's Spirit of the Times, October 1, 1859.

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