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" Government, seeing that something must be done to induce the students to exercise, recommended a game of ball now and then, which communicated such an impulse to our limbs and joints, that there is nothing now heard of, in our leisure hours, but ball... "
Baseball: The People's Game - Página 132
por Dorothy Seymour Mills, Harold Seymour - 1991 - 672 páginas
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Nike is a Goddess: The History of Women in Sports

Lissa Smith - 1999 - 331 páginas
...and in 1824, Bowdoin College student and future poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote that baseball "communicated such an impulse to our limbs and joints...heard of in our leisure hours, but ball, ball, ball." Not until 1846, however, were the rules of baseball formalized and the first official game played at...
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Breaking Into Baseball: Women and the National Pastime

Jean Hastings Ardell - 2005 - 278 páginas
...throughout New York and New England. As Bowdoin College student Henry Wadsworth Longfellow observed in 1824, "There is nothing now heard of in our leisure hours but ball, ball, ball."30 Town ball bats were slim and stick-like, often showing the owner's carvings. The "striker"...
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