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Base ball grounds, from Tourists' Hotel, Buffalo.

Knickerbocker and Excelsior, 1858

Base ball grounds, from Tourists' Hotel, Buffalo.

Village from the Base-ball Ground.

Village from the Base-ball Ground.

Photo of Amherst Express, Extra, Williams and Amherst, Baseball and Chess, Muscle and Mind, July 1st and 2nd, 1859

Excelsiors of Brooklyn, E., 1860, Raynolds, J. Whiting, Creighton, Polhemus, Pearsall, Russell, Leggett, Brainard, Flanly

The call for volunteers -- 1861

The call for volunteers -- 1861

Union prisoners at Salisbury, N.C.

Byron Baseball or Cricket?, 1863, Bangs, Hudson, Wharton, Kendall, Crossley, Sharp, Gibson, Bulles, Halles, H. Wright, H. Chadwick

Byron Baseball or Cricket?, 1863, Bangs, Hudson, Wharton, Kendall, Crossley, Sharp, Gibson, Bulles, Halles, H. Wright, H. Chadwick

Ball Ground, Central Park.

Ball Grounds.

Ball Grounds, Central Park.

Ball Ground, Central Park.

Ball Grounds, Central Park.

Ball Grounds.

Ferry Boat to the Harbor.

Ferry Boat to the Harbor.

John Goldie, Union of Morrisania, 1866

Baseball as it was -- second championship game between the Atlantics of Brooklyn and Athletics of Philadelphia in 1866

Baseball as it was -- second championship game between the Atlantics of Brooklyn and Athletics of Philadelphia in 1866

Panorama of New York and vicinity.

John Goldie, Union of Morrisania, 1866

Baseball as it was -- second championship game between the Atlantics of Brooklyn and Athletics of Philadelphia in 1866

Baseball as it was -- second championship game between the Atlantics of Brooklyn and Athletics of Philadelphia in 1866

Champions 1867-68, Union of Morrisania : Smith, Ketchum, Shelly, Pabor, Austin, Goldie, Beals, Birdsall, Akin, Martin

Robert Addy, Forest City, FC, Robert Addy in his Forest City Baseball uniform, about 1869. League Slide, Addy was one of the greatest pre-league and early league players. Spalding credits him with the first base slide.

Robert Addy, Forest City, FC, Robert Addy in his Forest City Baseball uniform, about 1869. League Slide, Addy was one of the greatest pre-league and early league players. Spalding credits him with the first base slide.

Clipping from "Harper's Weekly" of July 24, 1869, Presentation of a champion bat to the Red Stocking baseball club, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Ohio, on its return home

Clipping from "Harper's Weekly" of July 3, 1869, The picked nine of the Red Stocking baseball club, Cincinnati, Ohio

Red Stockings of Cincinnati, 1869. C. Hurley, Sub.; G. Wright, S.S.; Mcvey, R .F. ; Leonard, L. F.; Sweasy, 2nd B.; Waterman, 3rd B.; H. Wright, C. F.; Brainard, P.; Gould, 1st B.

Clipping from "Harper's Weekly" of July 24, 1869, Presentation of a champion bat to the Red Stocking baseball club, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Ohio, on its return home

Clipping from "Harper's Weekly" of July 3, 1869, The picked nine of the Red Stocking baseball club, Cincinnati, Ohio

Red Stockings of Cincinnati, 1869, C. The first nine, A. T. Goshern, A. B. Champion, H. A. Glanford, Worthington

Red Stockings of Cincinnati, 1869. C. Hurley, Sub.; G. Wright, S.S.; Mcvey, R .F. ; Leonard, L. F.; Sweasy, 2nd B.; Waterman, 3rd B.; H. Wright, C. F.; Brainard, P.; Gould, 1st B.

Brooklyn Atlantics, 1869

Joseph Hart, Atlantic Nine of 1870

Clipping from "Harper' Weekly" of July 2, 1870, Red Stockings, on their East Coast trip, are defeated for the time by Atlantics 8-7

Clipping from "Harper' Weekly" of July 2, 1870, Red Stockings, on their East Coast trip, are defeated for the time by Atlantics 8-7

Drawing from" Harper's Weekly" of July 2, 1870, Baseball -- the match between the Red Stockings and the Atlantics, Sketched by C. S. Reinhart

Athletics, Philadelphia, 1870. A. J. Reach, F. G. Malone, W. D. Fisler, T. J. Pratt, J. S. Sensenderfer, H. C. Schafer, Thos. Berry, G. Bechtel, J. Radcliff.

Athletics, Philadelphia, 1870. A. J. Reach, F. G. Malone, W. D. Fisler, T. J. Pratt, J. S. Sensenderfer, H. C. Schafer, Thos. Berry, G. Bechtel, J. Radcliff.

Joseph Hart, Atlantic Nine of 1870

John Clapp, Yours truly J. E. Clapp, 1871

John Clapp, Yours truly J. E. Clapp, 1871

Harry Schafer, Boston Red Stockings, Nov. 13th, 1871

Harry Schafer, Boston Red Stockings, Nov. 13th, 1871

Andy Leonard, Boston Red Stockings, 1872 Left-field

Dave Birdsall, Boston Red Stockings, 1872 change catcher

Andy Leonard, Boston Red Stockings, 1872 Left-field

Harry Wright.

Harry Schafer, Boston Red Stockings, 3rd base. 1872

Fraley Rogers, Boston Red Stockings, 1872 Right field

Dave Birdsall, Boston Red Stockings, 1872 change catcher

Harry Schafer, Boston Red Stockings, 3rd base. 1872

Fraley Rogers, Boston Red Stockings, 1872 Right field

Charlie Gould, 1872, 1st base

Harry Wright.

Charlie Gould, 1872, 1st base

Tommy Beals, 1874 Change 2nd base

Dick Capt. McBride, 1874

Cal McVey - Catcher [Boston Red Stockings] 1874

Andy Leonard, Boston Red Stockings, 1874 left field

Mike McGeary, Philadelphia Athletics, 1874

Ross Barnes, 2nd baseman of the Bostons

Dick Capt. McBride, 1874

Tim Murnane, Extra 1st Base, 1874

John Clapp, Philadelphia Athletics

Andy Leonard, Boston Red Stockings, 1874 left field

Andrew Peck, May 14/74, Yours respectfully Andrew Peck

Wes Fisler, Philadelphia Athletics, 1874, 1st Base

Tim Murnane, Extra 1st Base, 1874

Ross Barnes, 2nd baseman of the Bostons

John F. McMullen [sic], Philadelphia Athletics, 1874. Center field

Tommy Beals, 1874 Change 2nd base

Joe Battin, 1874 2nd base

Cal McVey - Catcher [Boston Red Stockings] 1874

Mike McGeary, Philadelphia Athletics, 1874

Bill Vinton, Philadelphia Quakers, Andover, Mass. March 18, '84

Joe Battin, 1874 2nd base

Andrew Peck, May 14/74, Yours respectfully Andrew Peck

Bill Vinton, Philadelphia Quakers, Andover, Mass. March 18, '84

Harry Schafer, Boston Red Stockings, 1874

George Hall, Boston Red Stockings, 1874, right field

George Hall, Boston Red Stockings, 1874, right field

Harry Schafer, Boston Red Stockings, 1874

John Clapp, Philadelphia Athletics

Wes Fisler, Philadelphia Athletics, 1874, 1st Base

John F. McMullen [sic], Philadelphia Athletics, 1874. Center field

Irving W. Snyder, Yours fraternally W. Irving Snyder. Jan. 1875

House of Refuge - Boys at play.

OTOE. Baseball Club, 1875, E. L. Freeman, M. C. Freeman, M. C. Powell

House of Refuge - Boys at play.

Charles H. Tubbs, Osceola, Teoga Co., Pa 1/27/75

Samuel J. Wright, 1875

Juice Latham, Utica, N. Y. January 1875

Irving W. Snyder, Yours fraternally W. Irving Snyder. Jan. 1875

Juice Latham, Utica, N. Y. January 1875

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