Antedating of "Fan"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 6 23:30:38 UTC 2004

On Tue, 6 Jan 2004 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

>    I had posted the 1886 SPORTING NEWS citations for "fan" as far back
> as last August.  No one remembers?  I also did some ProQuest research on
> baseball pitches last year...I had actually found an 1886 SPORTING NEWS
> "fan" even before that.

Sorry, I had checked the archives but missed this one.  I should have
known that Barry would have found this.


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