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Knickerbocker Baseball Rules


A small pamphlet giving the rules of baseball based on a hand written version, dating from 1845, found in the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Cooperstown, NY.

Printed materials reproduced in the Middlefield Printing Office at The Farmers’ Museum are carefully researched to be historically accurate for the 1845 time- period portrayed at the museum.

The printed pieces are inspired by actual examples found in the collections of the New York State Historical Associations.  Type is hand set using antique metal or wooden type and produced on the museums  historic printing press. 

Items are printed on 25% rag paper using a waterproof, rubber based ink.  Broadsides can also be printed on heavier stock poster board for an additional charge.  


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Knickerbocker Baseball Rules