Peverelly’s “American Pastimes”: 1847
Doc Adams is mentioned often in Charles A. Peverelly’s 1868 book, “American Pastimes – Containing a History of the Principal Base Ball, Cricket, Rowing, and Yachting Clubs of the United States“.
The Book of American Pastimes is an American classic and one of the most significant baseball books ever written and is considered the first “official” baseball history in existence. 180 pages out of 556 are devoted to the game of baseball and team histories. It contains tough to find information regarding rosters and game scores during the 1850’s-60’s.
In 1847 Doc Adams is elected President of the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club for the first of the six times he would serve in that capacity til his retirement from the club in 1862.
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