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In 1867 story, a father recollects boyhood ballplaying  +
<p>The blind boys call it “sound” baseball, and they play it with a softball that has a bell inside it which tinkles as it rolls along the ground.</p> <p>Each team is composed of nine blind boys and 2 with partial vision. Those totally blind are fielders and the others catcher and pitcher. The pitcher rolls the ball along the ground to members of his own team when they are at bat. The fielders kneel behind the base lines.</p> <p>[ . . . ]</p> <p>The batter uses a hockey stick rather than a bat and, although he can be retired on strikes, he cannot be given a base on balls. A baserunner can advance only one base at a time. The pitcher rolls the ball in "pitching" to the batter.</p> <p> </p>  +
<p>The Sitka <em>Alaskan</em>, July 3, 1886, says of the 4th of July celebration the next day: "The whole to conclude with a match game of base ball, citizens vs. Pinta."</p> <p>Pinta is the name of a navy gunboat that supplied the area. Presumably the Pinta team was composed of the sailors.</p>  +
<p>Decatur <em>Republican</em>, June 3, 1869: "A colored base ball club has been organized in this city. The members practice in the fair grounds." Same, Aug. 12, 1870, mentions the "colored" club.</p> <p>Brunson, "Black Baseball, 1858-1900" names this club the Brown Stockings.</p> <p> Same Aug. 13, 1875, says the "Colored club" is to play the "White Stockings". </p>  +
<p>The Quincy <em>Daily Whig</em>, Aug. 16, 1876, reports that the "colored baseball clubs" of Newark and Edina, MO, played at La Belle, MO, Aug. 14th, with Newark winning 24 to 14.</p>  +
<p>The <em>Cairo Daily Bulletin</em>, Sept. 24, 1871 says that a "colored' club from Paducah visited Cairo and lost to the Clippers.</p>  +
<p>The <em>Bangor Daily Whig</em>, July 12, 1867, reports "The young ladies of Pensacola, Florida, have organized a base ball club."</p> <p>The reports added that if a lady got tripped by her hoop skirt while running the bases, she'd be expelled from the team. See Chadwick's "Ball Player's Chronicle," July 25, 1867.</p> <p>This item was reported in several newspapers. It might be tongue-in-cheek.</p>  +
<p>"The first baseball game in Hawaii to be saved for the record books was played on July 4, 1866 and saw the "natives" beating the "Haoles" (Caucasians) 2 - 1."</p> <p>See other 7-4-66 game entry for more on this game. [ba]</p>  +
<p>The <em>Memphis Appeal</em>, Aug. 25, 1867, reports that the "Negroes of Atlanta" have formed a base ball club "dressed in red pants and sky-blue jackets."</p> <p>The <em>Charleston Daily News</em>, Aug. 17, 1867 picks up an Augusta (GA) Constitutionalist item about this team visiting Augusta, arrayed in "red pantaloons" with "sundry spangles," and notes that Charleston has a colored team also.</p>  +
<p>The <em>Selma Times and Messenger</em>, Nov. 6, 1867 reports that yesterday "colored juveniles" were playing baseball in front of the Presbyterian Church.</p>  +
<p>The <em>Philadelphia Evening Telegraph</em>, June 29, 1866 reports that the 1001 BBC was recently organized in the 6th Ward.</p>  +
<p>"The Twenty-Fifth Infantry Regiment Takes the Field," National Pastime 15 (1995) pp. 59-64 relates that on Xmas day, 1899, at the camp of the 12th Infantry in the Philippines, the 25th played the 12th a match game of baseball.</p>  +
<p>The New York Clipper, Nov. 5, 1870 reports that on Oct. 15 at Fort Russell, Wyoming Territory, a team from the 14th Infantry beat the 9th Infantry 25-17 and won a prize ball offered by the post sutlers.</p>  +
Evolution or Revolution? A Rule-By-Rule Analysis of the 1845 Knickerbocker Rules  +
Clippings in 1853 (1 entries)  +
Clippings in 1854 (0 entries)  +
Clippings in 1855 (8 entries)  +
Clippings in 1856 (7 entries)  +
Clippings in 1857 (28 entries)  +