Further Antedating of "Jai Alai"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Mar 14 20:37:10 UTC 2007

jai alai (OED 1910)

1901 _Lincoln_ (Nebraska) _Evening News_ 21 June 3/7 (Newspaperarchive)
General Wood has become a confirmed advocate of the game of jai-alai, the
Havana Post reports.  Every morning he goes to the Fronton, and with one
of his aids, and generally William Lawton, takes an hour's exercise in the
old Spanish gam.

Fred Shapiro

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