Sports History On This Day: September 23

September 23, 1845 – The first organized baseball team, the NY Knickerbockers formed, after some younger members of another less formal team the New York Baseball Club fell apart. These founders of the Knickerbockers about a week later were joined by some medical students including one named Daniel Lucius Adams.

“Doc” Adams as he was fondly called, would further organize the team and help establish formal rules to the brand of baseball that was being played. Learn more about early baseball and Doc Adams by visiting Pigpen Sports Post on Doc Adams with guest Vinny Lospinuso.

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Film still from the American film Casey at the Bat (1916) with an injured Casey (DeWolf Hopper) watching his Mudville team lose Game 2 to Frogtown; the still's caption in cited publication reads "The disabled Casey looks on"; scene filmed in Lankershim, California, between the last week in April and early May 1916; crowd in the background were residents of Lankershim who attended the three baseball games filmed during production, performing as "free" extras. from the Triangle Film Corporation
The photo is courtesy of Wikimedia Commons of Film still from the American film Casey at the Bat (1916) with an injured Casey (DeWolf Hopper) watching his Mudville team lose Game 2 to Frogtown; the still's caption in cited publication reads "The disabled Casey looks on"; scene filmed in Lankershim, California, between the last week in April and early May 1916; crowd in the background were residents of Lankershim who attended the three baseball games filmed during production, performing as "free" extras. from the Triangle Film Corporation Special thanks to the resources of Newspapers.com, SABR.org, and OnThisDay.com for the information obtained.

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