The first children’s book includes the first known use of the word “Baseball”

By Abraham Piper

From Wikipedia

A Little Pretty Pocket-Book, intended for the Amusement of Little Master Tommy and Pretty Miss Polly with Two Letters from Jack the Giant Killer is the title of a 1744 children’s book by British publisher John Newbery. It is generally considered the first children’s book and consists of simple rhymes for each of the letters of the alphabet.

One poem in the book is entitled “Base-ball.” This is the first known instance of the word…

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