Craig Waff, January 2008

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January 2008
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Trained in the history of science, Craig is focusing for now on early ball in New York and Brooklyn, and on games played on ice skates in the mid-1800s.  He has been using the online databases of the New York Times and Brooklyn Daily Eagle to not only track the development of interest in astronomy in New York City and Brooklyn in the late 19th century, but also to collect systematically, for the PROTOBALL archives, copies of all baseball-related articles that appeared in these newspapers up to 1860.  During that search he discovered what may be the first recorded triple play (occurring on 16 April 1859).  He is also researching the winter baseball games played with skates on ice from 1860 to 1887.

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