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First enclosed baseball ground in the country opens in Brooklyn

New York City and Brooklyn, 1850s
05/15/1862
The Union Grounds, the first enclosed baseball park in the country, opened in Brooklyn, New York. It was at Lee Avenue and Rutledge Street, on the site of an old skating rink. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 101.

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