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City Jersey City  +
Comment <p>John Zinn: <span>The articl <p>John Zinn: <span>The article in question is the third in a series that appeared in the Evening (Jersey) Journal late in 1871.  I've been able to find the first two (it's not clear if there were any more) and this is the only reference to base ball.  </span></p> <div>John Zinn: Found two more articles by our anonymous author, but with a lot of biographical information suggesting very strongly that he is John W. Pangborn who happened to be the brother of the editor and founder of the Evening Journal.</div> <p> </p> Journal.</div> <p> </p>
Coordinates 40° 43' 41" N, 74° 4' 40" WLatitude: 40.7281575
Longitude: -74.0776417
Country United States  +
Game Base Ball +
Has Supplemental Text false  +
Headline Recollections of a Jersey City Boy  +
Immediacy of Report Retrospective  +
Location Jersey City  +
Reviewed true  +
Salience 2  +
Sources <p>Jersey Journal, Dec. 13, 1871, p. 1, col. 3</p>
State NJ  +
Submitted by Bruce Allardice +
Warning <p>John Zinn: <span>It feels t <p>John Zinn: <span>It feels to me that the author is conflating a number of different things (his role, for example) into a club that played in the late 1830's.  However even if he is off by 10 years, a club of some kind in the late 1840's would be something new and, as John suggests, important.</span></p> uggests, important.</span></p>
Year 1,836  +
Year Number 11  +
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Categories Chronology  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 28 July 2019 17:49:38  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p><span>From John Thorne, Jul <p><span>From John Thorne, July 28, 2015: </span></p> <p><span>"This just in from Ben Zimmer, a Facebook friend who writes for the Wall </span><br style="clear: none;" /><span>Street Journal. Important, I think.</span><br style="clear: none;" /><br style="clear: none;" /><span>You might be interested in another early baseball example -- it's from </span><br style="clear: none;" /><span>the Jersey Journal from Jersey City (where I live!), written in 1871 but </span><br style="clear: none;" /><span>recalling a protoball club of the 1830s:</span><br style="clear: none;" /><br style="clear: none;" /><span>Jersey Journal, Dec. 13, 1871, p. 1, col. 3</span><br style="clear: none;" /><span>"Recollections of a Jersey City Boy, No. 3."</span><br style="clear: none;" /><span>While here let me say to the Champion Base Ball Club, for their </span><br style="clear: none;" /><span>information, that in eighteen hundred and thirty-six and seven we had a </span><br style="clear: none;" /><span>base ball club that could not be beaten. It was composed of such men as </span><br style="clear: none;" /><span>Jerry O'Meara, Peter Bentley, J.C. Morgan, Jos. G. Edge, &c....</span><br style="clear: none;" /><span>I would rather get hit by any member of the club than by Bentley, for he </span><br style="clear: none;" /><span>was a south-paw or left-hander, and he used to strike and throw an </span><br style="clear: none;" /><span>unmerciful ball."</span></p> <p><span>Bentley later became the town's mayor.</span></p> e the town's mayor.</span></p>
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