February 4 in Baseball HIstory

February 4, 1861

“In front of a reported crowd of over 10,000 spectators, the champion Atlantics defeat the Charter Oak Club, 36-27 on a game played on frozen Litchfield Pond in South Brooklyn. The players, wearing ice skates, were permitted to glide pass the bases, which were painted on the frozen surface.”

Lucky Ty Cobb wasn’t involved or some of the players would have left with fewer limbs than when they started….

Holy cow, this was actually a thing!

Learn something new every day.

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