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Month March 1893

“BASKET BALL.”

AC 1893-02-23 p3 Basket Ball

THE CONSTITUTION: ATLANTA, GA. THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1893.

A New Game That Will Be Inaugurated at the Christian Association Tomorrow.

At the Young Men’s Christian Association tomorrow night the public will be given an opportunity to witness the inauguration of a new game that is destined to acquire wonderful popularity in this city.

The name of the game is “basket ball,” and is a combination of the features of baseball and football. Small bats and a kind of football are the principal instruments employed, and the game is one of peculiar fascination and interest.

It has rapidly grown in favor in many of the northern cities and is a favorable game in several of the leading colleges.

The game will occur tomorrow night at the gymnasium and will be under the supervision of the physical director, Professor Van Louven. The public is cordially invited to be present.