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OT: A Curious Form of Baseball

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For those who enjoy baseball history, here is a new article on a mutant strain of baseball that is played in only three cities in England and Wales. It’s not baseball as we know it, but they have called it baseball since the late 19th century, possibly cashing in on the notoriety of visiting tours by American teams like the White Stockings in the 1870s and 1890s, but also harking back to much older terminology (references to "base ball" have been found in published sources in England as far back as the mid-1600s). Also for those who enjoy curious modern anomalies. It’s kind of like the "Gulla" dialect surviving on those islands off the coast of South Carolina…

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