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Internet Christmas For Baseball History Nerds, Part XI


This is a dull video. But it's an important one because it was shot by Thomas Edison in 1898. You can see the combination of bemusement and distrust that the players have for the camera as they cross first base. Omar Vizquel pretends to play it cool around 0:09, but his last-second glance gives him away.

Previous Internet Christmases:

I: 1930 Spalding Base Ball Guide
II: Negro Leagues Database
III: Bob Gibson video
IV: John McGraw's Scientific Baseball
V: NBC Archive, featuring Bud Selig
VI: 1888's Base-ball: How to Become a Player
VII: Connie Mack's How To Play Base-Ball
VIII: Life Magazine's greatest baseball photos
IX: Branch Rickey's scouting report on Don Drysdale
X: 100,000+ crowd for White Autos game

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