Antedating of "Fan"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 6 21:48:23 UTC 2004

On Mon, 5 Jan 2004, Gerald Cohen wrote:

>   At last summer's annual meeting of SABR (Society for American
> Baseball Research), Peter Morris spoke on the origin of the term
> "fan" and won the Society's award for the best paper presented at the
> conference. He plans to publish it, although I'm not sure which
> journal he's selected. The appearance of the article will of course
> be warmly welcomed.

Do you know whether Morris had anything earlier than the 1886 citation I

Fred Shapiro

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