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That is pretty wild–baseball was a very different game.  Those Knickerbocker rules were intriguing.  I like rule 9 even if I don’t know exactly what it means:

“9TH. The ball must be pitched, not thrown, for the bat.”

I was back at the Yonkers library yesterday and looked through the Yonkers Statesman for 1869.  I saw the below entry in the June 3rd edition:

“FORDHAM Base Ball – Today Thursday the Bashfords will visit this village, and play the St. John’s College Club.  A very interesting game is expected.”

St. John’s College was the original name of Fordham University.  I think the Bashfords were a Yonkers team.  I wonder if the Fordham Rams are the oldest baseball team in The Bronx?