hist-games: Baseball ancestor?

Alex R. Kraaijeveld a.kraayeveld at ic.ac.uk
Fri Sep 18 06:25:44 PDT 1998

>* Which are the ancestors of baseball after all, and were early forms
>  of it known in Germany?
>* Does anybody know a history of baseball which mentions German sources 
>  of the 18th/19th century?
>* Are there any older sets of rules for baseball that I could compare
>  to my text?

I'm saying this off the top of my head, but doesn't Culin mention old
baseball-like games in his "Games of the North American Indians"? Sorry if
I'm wrong, but I don't have the book here at work ....

Cheers, Lex

Dr A.R. Kraaijeveld
NERC Centre for Population Biology
Imperial College, Silwood Park
Ascot, Berks. SL5 7PY
England, UK

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E-mail: a.kraayeveld at ic.ac.uk

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