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Late Surge Lifts Douglas' over Abe Lincoln's Side in Chicago IL

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Ball in the Culture, Famous
Location Illinois
City/State/Country: Chicago, IL, United States
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult
Notables Abraham Lincoln, and Stephen F. Douglas

"Base Ball and Politics. - We do not approve of their thus being brought into contact, but as a match took place at Chicago on the 24th ult., between nine [Stephen] Douglas me and nine [Abe] Lincoln men of the Excelsior Club, we feel in duty bound to report it."


New York Clipper, July 1860. 


Tied after eight innings, the outcome was prophetic for the ensuing election (in the state legislature) for the U. S. Senate: Douglas 16, Lincoln 14.  

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Submitted by Craig Waff
Submission Note September 2008. Facsimile provided from the Mears Collection scrapbooks


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