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Base Ball Players Outnumber Cricketers Ten to One

Salience Noteworthy
Tags US cricket clubs
Location Greater New York City
City/State/Country: NYC, NY, United States
Game Base Ball, American Cricket
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
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At the American Cricket Convention in April 1859: 

"Mr. Wallace, of the St. George's club, stated that there would be a cricket ground in the Central Park, but it would not be finished this year, and when finished, the base ball players would claim it.  As there were ten base ball players for one cricket player, it was very doubtful as to who would get the ground, though the Commissioners were willing to favor the cricketers."

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New York Sun, May 3, 1859 

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Submitted by Richard Hershberger email to 19cBB 2/7/2012



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