Clipping:A tree removed from the Hoboken ground

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Date Saturday, May 5, 1866

The ground of the Mutuals, which is also the rendezvous of the Active and Gotham Clubs, has been somewhat metamorphosed. The poetic and pathetic appeal of “Woodman, spare that tree,” so long observed to the discomfort both of players and spectators, has at length been disregarded. The proprietor of the grounds having yielded to the logic of President Wildey, that tree has submitted to the incisive strokes of the woodsman, and is no longer an obstacle to the advance of base ball. In addition, the mammoth rock–no less an eyesore than the gigantic vegetable–has been toppled from its foundation and in the bowels of the earth buried.

Source Wilkes Spirit of the Times
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Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings


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