The Metropolitian Baseball Nine of 1882 – Playmakerjournal

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The Metropolitian Baseball Nine of 1882

Metropolitian Baseball Nine

By the 1880s, newspapers and journals from around the country sought to increase their readership by including baseball coverage in each issue. The most popular teams and players were highlighted in articles and illustrations, many reproduced from photographs such as this team portrait of the New York Metropolitans. The engraved illustration after this photograph appeared in Harper's Weekly on August 5, 1882.