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Admission charged to a Baseball Park for the first time

The Knickerbocker and Excelsior Baseball Clubs, New York, 1858
07/20/1858

The various clubs of New York and Brooklyn charge fans 10 cents admission to the New York Fashion Race Track on Long Island, New York to see a game played between their best players. The game is played on the infield of the racetrack with the New Yorker All-Stars beating the Brooklynites 22-18. At least 7,800 pay the admission and a profit of $71.10 is donated to charity. (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Joseph Nathan Kane, ed., Famous First Facts (New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1981), 102.
Robert H. Schaefer, "The Great Base Ball Match of 1858: Base Ball's First All-Star Game," NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture 14.1 (2005) 47-66.

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