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|Year=1852
 
|Year=1852
 
|Year Number=4
 
|Year Number=4
|Headline=Bass-ball "Quite Too Complicated" for Children's Book on Games
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|Headline=Bass-ball "Quite Too Complicated" for Children's Book on Games
|Salience=2
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|Salience=3
|Game=Cricket, Base Ball,  Bat Ball,  
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|Tags=Chapbooks for Juveniles,
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|Game=Cricket, Base Ball,  Bat-Ball,
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|Immediacy of Report=Contemporary
 
|Age of Players=Juvenile
 
|Age of Players=Juvenile
|Text=<p>This book's woodcut on trap-ball, says Block, "shows a tiny bat that looks more like a Ping Pong paddle and bears the caption 'bat ball'" As for other games, the book grants that Little Charley "also plays at cricket and bass ball, of which the laws or [sic] quite too complicated for me to describe." This book reappeared in 1854, 1857, and 1858 as part of a compendium.</p>
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|Text=<p>An 1852&nbsp;book's woodcut on trap-ball "shows a tiny bat that looks more like a Ping Pong paddle and bears the caption 'bat ball'."</p>
|Sources=<p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Little Charley's Games and Sports</span> (Philadelphia, C. G. Henderson, 1852), per David Block, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Baseball Before We Knew It</span>, page 214.</p>
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<p>As for other games, the book grants that Little Charley "also plays at cricket and bass ball, of which the laws or [sic] quite too complicated for me to describe."&nbsp;</p>
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|Sources=<p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Little Charley's Games and Sports</span>&nbsp;(Philadelphia, C. G. Henderson, 1852).</p>
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<p>From David Block, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Baseball Before We Knew It</span>, page 214.</p>
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|Comment=<p>This book reappeared in 1854, 1857, and 1858 as part of a compendium.</p>
 
|Reviewed=Yes
 
|Reviewed=Yes
 
|Has Supplemental Text=No
 
|Has Supplemental Text=No
 
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Bass-ball "Quite Too Complicated" for Children's Book on Games

Salience Peripheral
Tags Chapbooks for Juveniles
Game Cricket, Base Ball, Bat-Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Juvenile
Text

An 1852 book's woodcut on trap-ball "shows a tiny bat that looks more like a Ping Pong paddle and bears the caption 'bat ball'."

As for other games, the book grants that Little Charley "also plays at cricket and bass ball, of which the laws or [sic] quite too complicated for me to describe." 

Sources

Little Charley's Games and Sports (Philadelphia, C. G. Henderson, 1852).

From David Block, Baseball Before We Knew It, page 214.

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This book reappeared in 1854, 1857, and 1858 as part of a compendium.

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