Most Wanted: Was the 'Double Eight' Style of Base Ball Cover Invented in the United States?
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|Title||Was the 'Double Eight' Style of Base Ball Cover Invented in the United States?|
The now-familiar single-seam base ball covering appears to have been introduced to base ballin about 1876 [?] Was it a new innovation, or had prior ballgames (real tennis, cricket, stoolball) already adopted the pattern in earlier days?
|Protoball Sub-area||Potential Protoball article on the evolution of the base ball|
|Status||dip-dive This subject will be explored as one element in a Protoball "dip-dive" project in 2018. Corky Gaskell has agreed to moderate this effort, and to post initial results on Protoball.|
|Scale of Effort||Mini-task|
|Submitted by||Corky Gaskell, Larry McCray|