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The Times Calls a Spade a Spade-- Base Ball is Obliterating Cricket

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Newspaper Coverage
Location Greater New York City
City/State/Country: NYC, NY, United States
Game Base Ball, American Cricket
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult
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...cricket has been almost obliterated by base ball, which, but ten years since, was in its infancy...The main cause of this is, that a few cricketers...play pretty much all the matches for the few Clubs that exist only in name; while Bass Ball Clubs play their matches with their bona fide members, and consequently their medium players always have a prospect before them of being chosen to play..."

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New York Times, Sep. 25, 1863

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Submitted by Bob Tholkes
Submission Note 3/11/2014



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