Slight Antedating of Modern Sense of "Baseball"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat May 17 01:30:53 UTC 2014

baseball (OED, 1.b., 1845 [23 Oct.])

1845 _Brooklyn Daily Eagle_ 21 Oct. 2/3 (  A GREAT MATCH AT BASE BALL. -- This afternoon, at 2 o'clock, the New York Bass Ball Club play a match at ball with the Brooklyn Club at the Elysian Fields, Hoboken.  The interest attached to this match will attract large numbers from this and the neighboring city.

Fred Shapiro


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