PLAY - 1900s: Baseball Girl with bat. Her hands were apart, a common bat grip during the times. There were teams, but no young girls baseball leagues. Older girls, called "Bloomers," formed teams that barnstormed the country. It was a young lady who was responsible for the popular song, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." | In this portrait, the batter's box looks like a bearskin rug.
Oldest baseball "card" depicting the 1865 Brooklyn Atlantics baseball team. (Well, back then, it would've been a "base ball" team, most likely.) The '65 Atlantics were the undisputed kings of baseball, compiling an 18-0 record that season, part of a record-setting 42-game undefeated streak. "✮✮Feel free to share on Pinterest" ♥ღ www.morebaseballcards.com