History of Sports

Drawing from a 1760 book of British verses for children from a story entitled "Base-Ball," evidence that British youngsters played baseball a century before the game was organized in the U.S., which is part of an exhibit "John Bull and Uncle Sam: Four Centuries of British-American Relations" that opens at the Library of Congress in Washington Thursday Nov. 18, 1999. (AP Nov. 17, 1999)



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revised 1/26/03 by Schoenherr