Before the Civil War, when cricket and baseball vied for the
title of national pastime, many athletes played both games. Here is the St.
George Cricket Club at the Elysian Fields of Hoboken in 1861, featuring
fourteen-year-old George—son of the club’s professional, Sam Wright—destined to
become baseball’s greatest player of the post-Civil War era.
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