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Written by Frances G
(4/3/2012 11:27 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Baseball, penned by Srirup
Well, so much for believing the annotations in my World's Classics version of NA, which says "the earliest reference [to base ball] in the O.E.D. No doubt the game was similar to rounders which is first cited by O.E.D. in 1856".
But it's a very early reference, just the same.
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