— 298 Bowery —The early history of baseball is closely associated with this site, once occupied by the Gotham Inn, an 18th century farmhouse-turned-tavern that by the mid-1800s headquartered the Gotham Base Ball Club. According to baseball historian John Thorn, the Gothams - who formed in 1837 - were America's first organized baseball team and the first to write down the rules of the game. The first conventions for the National Association for Base Ball Players were held here in 1857-1858, later moving up the street to Cooper Union when it grew bigger. The Association's rules committee met here as late as 1865.
|Placed By||Bowery Alliance of Neighbors|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, July 11th, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 585070 N 4508670|
|Decimal Degrees||40.72456667, -73.99266667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 43.474', W 73° 59.56'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 43' 28.44" N, 73° 59' 33.6" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
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