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6.19.2004

happy birthday baseball!

the world's greatest game has a birthday today, the 19th of june. on this date in 1846, the new york knickerbockers and the new york nine sporting clubs played what some believe to have been the first baseball game in hoboken, nj, on the home turf of the knickerbockers, the elysian fields. scott simon and princeton univ. classics professor elaine fantham compare hoboken and heaven (a la kinsella) for npr. if you wonder how to celebrate this auspicious occasion, why not e-thumb your way through the baseball almanac site for a few hours?

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