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Thursday, June 19, 2003

AND IT ALL WENT DOWNHILL FROM THERE...
organized, yet not
A momentous day in history today:

June 19, 1846: The New York Knickerbocker Club played the New York Club in the first baseball game at the Elysian Field, Hoboken, New Jersey. It was the first organized baseball game.


I wonder where Abner Doubleday was that day?

The New York Knickerbocker Club, of course, after playing this historic game, went into hiding. They finally emerged from their underground existence 100 years later, slightly retooled as a basketball team. I understand Patrick Ewing played in that Elysian Field game.

Also on this day, connected to the above in some way I haven't yet been able to determine, Paula Abdul was born in 1962.