Harrisburg Telegraph, July 14, 1914:
“Baseball-football,” a combination of the diamond and gridiron sports originating in the mind of Herman Brosoweska, director of the [Detroit] board of education’s model playground center, was conceived to satisfy 200 schoolboys.
A very large, but light, ball is used. The pitcher tosses the ball to the batter at a level of one foot above the ground. Football tactics are employed by the batter, who kicks the ball. The usual rules for fielding and base running are used. A runner is called out only when he has been hit fairly with the ball.
So…kickball, I guess? Seems more like “baseball-association football” to me.
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