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1844.17 Hilarious "Base Ball" and "Two Old Cat" Recalled by Chicagoan

Game:

Base Ball, Two Old Cat

Age of Players:

Juvenile

Gale's "Reminiscences of Early Chicago and Vicinity" (1902) pp. 213-214 talks about his school days in 1844: "in the immediate vicinity of the school we could indulge in a game of 'two old cat' or in the hilarious sport of 'base ball.' We had no regulation balls or clubs, or even rules." Goes on the describe how the students made balls and bats. 

This was at Bennett's school, in modern downtown at the southwest corner of State  and Madison.

 

 

Sources:

Gale's "Reminiscences of Early Chicago and Vicinity" (1902) pp. 213-214

Comment:

This information is also listed at http://protoball.org/In_Chicago_in_1844undefined

Year
1844
Item
1844.17
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