Clipping:Gentlemen switching from baseball to cricket?

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Date Sunday, February 2, 1873
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Unfortunately, the odium which a minority of the professional class have brought upon our national game attaches itself to the fraternity at large. Hence the existence of a growing prejudice in certain quarters among the l overs of the field sport of ball-playing in favor of adopting the English game of cricket as the game for gentlemen in lieu of baseball, which, it is alleged, has become too low in the associations for the respectable portion of our young people to engage in; once prominent reason advanced being the important essential that cricket is not a game that can be sued for the purposes of betting rings and the pool-selling business that professional baseball playing has undoubtedly been.

Source New York Sunday Mercury
Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Origin Initial Hershberger Clippings

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