Broadside, printed in red, 11 1/4" x 8 3/4". Normal aging, slight creasing; otherwise near fine. While there is evidence that baseball in England goes back to the late 18th century, the more modern version of the game was introduced to the United Kingdom in 1890 by Francis Ley, who had discovered the game on a trip to the United States, and Albert Goodwill Spalding an American sporting goods businessman. Probably the most popular time for baseball in England was prior to WWII. This broadside advertising what is apparently a British Baseball game between two leading universities in England, to be played on Friday, June 6th, at 2:30 p.m. on St. John's College Cricket Field. British baseball, sometimes called Welsh baseball, or in the areas where it is popular simply baseball, is a bat-and-ball game played primarily in Wales and England. It is closely related to the game of rounders. No copies of this broadside are listed in OCLC/WorldCat. baseball reference website. OCLC. (Inventory #: 106408)
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