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private bets on an important match

Date Saturday, September 12, 1857
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(Eagles vs. Gothams 9/8/1857) The weather was all that could be expected, and the attractions of the game, the fame of the players, and the amount depending in private bets on the result, drew to the field a large concourse of amateurs of ball play from the city and vicinity. 

Source Porter's Spirit of the Times
Tags Gambling
Submitted by Richard Hershberger

private bets on an important match 2

Date Saturday, September 19, 1857
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(Gothams vs. Atlantics 9/3/1857) A correspondent informs us, that these two match games attracted a large number of spectators, and much disappointment was evinced by the friends and backers of the losers; as seven out of every ten men on the ground, who considered themselves well posted, were ready to plant their “tin” in favor of the Gothamites, at 2 and 3 to 1, when the word was given to play. 

Source Porter's Spirit of the Times
Tags Gambling
Submitted by Richard Hershberger

the earliest known reference to baseball as the “national” game, from an article generally about, and praising, cricket

Date Friday, October 21, 1853
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Much that we have said in praise of cricket may also be said in praise of base ball–the national out-of-door game of this country.  It is to be regretted that it is not more encouraged here.  And to encourage it and cricket, and to do away with pale faces, with emaciated frames, and hole and corner gambling, gauzling, [sic] smoking and premature demoralization and death, they should be made a part, and a very important part, of the education of our youth.

Source New York Sunday Mercury
Tags Cricket, Newspaper, Media, Gamble, Gambling, National game
Submitted by Richard Hershberger