: This broadside announces a baseball game between the Hillsboro and Cincinnati teams, circa 1900. The game of baseball began in New York City in the 1840s and 1850s. During the Civil War, Union soldiers introduced the game to other soldiers from remote regions of the country. When the war ended, baseball clubs spread across the United States. The National League of Professional Baseball formed in 1876 to formalize professional baseball, but amateur baseball remained popular. By the end of the nineteenth century, many small towns in Ohio had formed their own baseball teams. The poster is 8" x 13" (20.32 x 33.02 cm). View on Ohio Memory.
: Om1533_1168576_001 Subjects
: Sports; Baseball; Baseball teams; Games Places
: Hillsboro (Ohio); Highland County (Ohio); Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)