First Post-Game Newspaper Interview?

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Date Saturday, August 19, 1865 No later than 8/19/1865
Location Brooklyn, NY, United States
Description

"If that wasn't creeping out of a very small hole, with a tight squeeze at that, I don't know what is!"

Atlantic Club player Peter O'Brien, after the champion Atlantic Club nearly lost a six-run lead in the ninth inning, beating the Eureka Club of Newark, 21-20.

 

Sources

New York Sunday Mercury, August 20, 1865.

Bob Tholkes (posting to 19CBB list-serve, 3/10/2013), points out that this is the first postgame interview he recalls seeing.  He also notes that Henry Chadwick was likely writing for the Mercury in 1865.

 

Submitted by Bob Tholkes
Submission Note 19BCC posting, 3/10/2013



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