1861.4

From Protoball
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Chronologies
Scroll.png

Prominent Milestones

Misc BB Firsts
Add a Misc BB First

About the Chronology
Tom Altherr Dedication

Add a Chronology Entry
Open Queries
Open Numbers
Most Aged

Henry Chadwick Links Base Ball to Rounders - But It's More "Scientific"

Salience Noteworthy
City/State/Country: Hoboken, NJ, United States
Game Rounders
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Text

"The game of base ball is, as our readers are for the most part aware, an American game exclusively, as now played, although a game somewhat similar has been played in England for many years, called 'rounders,' but which is played more after the style of the Massachusetts game. New York, however, justly lays claim to being the originators of what is termed the American Game, which has been so improved in all its essential points by them, and it scientific points so added to, that it does not stand second to either [rounders or the Mass game?] in its innate excellencies, or interesting phrases, to any national game in any country in the world, and is every way adapted to the tastes of all who love athletic exercises in the country." 

Sources

Chadwick article in The New York Clipper (October 26, 1861). 

Comment

This is an excerpt from a Hoboken game account.

Edit with form to add a comment
Query

"interesting phrases"?

Edit with form to add a query
Submitted by John Thorn
Submission Note 7/7/2004



Comments

<comments voting="Plus" />