reporter and editor of the Sunday Mercury
William Cauldwell (born 1824) wrote to the Mills Commission in 1905: “I
may say that I can speak as a New York boy from away back and in an all my
experiences I had no knowledge of the prominence of a ball game called
‘rounders.’ I played ball in my native city from the time I was (to use an old
time phrase) ‘knee high to a mosquito’ dating back to a period when Fourteenth
Street was considered out of town, and I can speak from what I know.”
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