Difference between revisions of "Baste Ball"
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|Description=Apparently a variant spelling of base ball.
|Description=Apparently a variant spelling of base ball. The most famous usage is in a Princeton diary entry for 1786, which reveals only that the game involves catching and hitting.
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Apparently a variant spelling of base ball. The most famous usage is in a Princeton student’s diary entry for 1786, which reveals only that the game involves catching and hitting.
See Protoball Chronology entry #1786.1. A second entry, #1848c.9, includes baste ball in a list of boyhood games played by future US President Benjamin Harrison.
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