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As I was reading through some of the 1856 New York Clipper newspapers, I noticed there really wasnt too much noted about the games of base ball. Or not as much as I had been used to seeing.. whether it be box scores, or stories in general. And it turns out, there were some readers that felt the same way.. or maybe.. there really wasnt all that much base ball being played that year ?? ...

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Not sure how to categorize these little ditties.. but I will call one "lazy journalism".. read after the bottom of the box score..Maybe they just werent a fan of base ball...New York Clipper 9-13-1856, and the other one files under "just tell us how you really feel".. New York Clipper...12-20-1856 ...

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New York Clipper, 8-9-1856. Little ditty about how new club players take a bit of time to get used to playing the game, but.. it only took innings.. not years ! Also, correct use of the term "behind" here.. as a location, not a player. If you are new to the game, keep working.. it will get easier the more you play. ...

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Thinking this article might refer to this picture of a stack of Eckford base balls I took at the HOF in Cooperstown.. but no idea which ball they might be referring to.. since the stack at the HOF at the time I was there, had a few base balls from the Atlantics.... and I couldnt really see the writing on all of them, Just neat to see an article from 1860 talking about something I have actually seen. Article, New York Clipper, Feb 4, 1860. Pictures, Baseball HOF visit, Cooperstown, April 2017. ...

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Hey look.. towns making pitches for new sports stadiums.. yawn.. except, well, this is from 1860. It had to start sometime... but in this case, it wasnt an owner begging.. it was a local person telling the team reps to get with it..
New York Clipper, Jan 14, 1860.
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