At the Old Ball Game

Union soldier's baseball team pose for a photo, circa 1862 A few years back, I was honored to curate the first educational show at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center at Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey entitled, "A Glove Odyssey: The History of the Baseball Glove." The Game The origins of baseball can be found in two different British games: cricket, the stately pastime that is divided into innings and supervised by umpires and rounders, a children’s stick and ball game brought to New England by the early colonists. Soon after there were many variations and even more names, “old cat,” “one old cat,” “two old cat,” “goal ball,” “town ball,” “barn ball,” “stick ball,” and

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John Golomb

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