Baseball in 1791?????

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Wed May 12 06:02:24 UTC 2004

A game called "base ball" was played in England by 1744, right?

The 1791 document has the earliest American reference to a game by this
name, I guess they're saying. But I suppose it's unknown whether the game
mentioned in 1791 had much resemblance to the modern game of baseball.

-- Doug Wilson

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