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Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Primer Dugout (and link of the day) 10-3-2018

Fulton County [Pennsylvania] News, October 3, 1918:

While we have been hearing so much about the advance of baseball in England, France and Italy, don’t forget that another one of the allied countries is also booming it. A newspaper man recently arrived in this country from China says thousands of Chinese are playing the game and that the contests put on in Shanghai often draw more than 5,000 persons. If there’s ever to be an international world’s series this newspaper man, whose name is Graham Barrow, says China wants in on it.

He wasn’t wrong - with all the hubbub they made back then about spreading the game in England and France, it’s the Republic of China that has a decades-old pro baseball league in 2018.

Also, if you click on the link, I should warn you in advance that there’s a racial slur in the headline. It’s unfortunate, but it’s also 1918 being 1918.

Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 03, 2018 at 10:26 AM | 10 comment(s)
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