First Baseball Attendance of a Thousand or More

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Date Thursday, July 9, 1857
Location Hoboken, NJ, United States

"There were thousands of ladies and gentlemen on the ground to witness this game." Lacking enclosed fields, turnstiles or ticket stubs, attendances are only visual estimates. Craig Waff counted 39 attendance estimates of one thousand or more in the NYC area prior to the Civil War.


New York Times, July 10, 1857, about Eagles - Gotham game at the Elysian Fields. Post be Craig Waff on 19cBB, 4/23/2010



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