Monday, November 10, 2014

A Civil War Baseball Game in 1863

Here is one of the earliest known photographs of a baseball game. Company H of the 48th New York Regiment, stiffly posed for this 1863 formal portrait at Fort Pulaski, in Savannah, Ga., seems oblivious to the more informal baseball game in progress behind them.

(Courtesy National Baseball Hall of Fame, via Smithsonian)

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