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  • We occasionally played games on the meadow before the house (with Annie keeping watch), base-ball or Tom Tiddler, and I taught them football as played at Rugby in my time, with a bladder for a ball; they took to it like sailors to rum, charging and hacking in fine style, and J.B. roared and hurrah'd and laughed so much he had to sit down.

    THE NUMBERS

  • "It's lucky I learned to play base-ball when I was young," he remarked,

    Love Letters

  • T-shirts, hoodies, and base-ball caps exhibit eerily similar motifs to Loyalist groups in Northern Ireland

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  • In a whole season of professional base-ball there are few cases in which the least doubt arises as to these rules, and such cases are decided by the umpire merely because he is the most convenient person to appeal to.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Judge-as-Umpire Debate, 118 Years Ago

  • Jane Austen had also mentioned playing "base-ball" in her novel, Northanger Abbey which was written between 1798-1803.

    America's Pastime, England's Game

  • There is no sight more sad on a weekday morning than that of a Lollipop man wearing a fluorescent base-ball cap.

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  • The earliest recorded usage is from England in 1744, when a children's alphabet-book includes 'B is for base-ball', and describes a game in which a ball is hit with the hand and the hitter runs to the next post.

    'By Hook or By Crook: A Journey In Search of English'

  • I associate this day, when I can remember it, with games of base-ball played over behind the hills in the russet fields toward Sleepy Hollow. —

    The Year's Best Science Fiction 23rd Annual Collection

  • The wooden object I had spotted was the business end of a base-ball bat, split from the handle by the force of the blows, still clotted despite the rain with the killing residue.

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

  • He rapidly rotated the wheel to the right, right up to the stops, while mashing the right rudder with the force of a bat slamming into a base-ball.

    Blowback

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