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Baseball in New Jersey, 1855-1880

During the 1850s and 1860s, baseball became the national pastime of the United States. While the game had no creator or single birthplace, certain parts of the country acted as “cradles,” helping baseball spread and expand. New Jersey was one such cradle as the game rapidly spread throughout the northern part of the state. The program will explore how New Jersey filled this important role in the game’s early growth period and then found new ways to be part of the game, roles that continue to today.

 

Image credit: Playing baseball at Madison, New Jersey, c. 1910. Underwood & Underwood (copyright September 30, 1911). Stereograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress.

Date:
Thursday, May 16, 2019
Time:
7:00pm - 8:15pm
Location:
Program Room
Campus:
Bordentown Library
Audience:
  Adults     Family     Kids     Seniors     Teens  
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