jester at PANIX.COM
Wed Dec 1 06:20:58 UTC 2004
On Wed, Dec 01, 2004 at 12:49:07AM -0500, Benjamin Zimmer wrote:
The first two can be further antedated:
> all-star team (OED3 draft entry has 1905):
> Los Angeles Times, Nov 26, 1897, p. 2
> New Jersey's all-star team fell before the Chicago Athletic eleven
> at Washington Park oval this morning.
1890 Chicago Daily Tribune 10 June 2/3 Comiskey's all star
team shut out at Pittsburg.
> all-star game (OED3 draft entry has 1933):
> Colorado Springs (Colorado) Gazette, February 1, 1914, p. 18
> The All-Star game at San Francisco will give them this opportunity
> and you may be sure they will grasp it and that the park where the
> games will be staged will hold record crowds at each game.
> [Referring to a seven-game series between American and National
> League all-star teams at the Panama Exposition in 1915.]
1897 Chicago Daily Tribune 1 Nov. 4/1 Preparations have been
completed for an "all star" game on that afternoon.
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