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Route of the American Baseball Club World Tour map, 1889
BA MSS 33
A color map produced by J.G. Bartholomew titled "A Commercial Chart of the World on Mercators Projection" that was published by Scottish Geographical Magazine in 1888. The thick, black line traces the route of the American Baseball Club World Tour in 1888-1889.
The World Tour of 1913-1914 was inspired by A.G. Spalding's World Tour of 1888-1889. John McGraw and Charles Comiskey decided to take their two teams, the New York Giants and the Chicago White Sox on a world tour. The tour began with a barnstorming tour across the United States before they left from Seattle, Washington, making stops in Japan, China, the Philippines, Australia, Egypt, Italy, France, and England. While traveling, the tourists survived a near shipwreck, had a personal audience with Pope Pius X, met Thomas Lipton (tea magnate), the last khedive of Egypt, and played before England’s King George V. Their tour concluded in the United States, where both Comiskey and McGraw held banquets for the players and the press.
World tours (Baseball) --1888-1889
Voyages around the world
Oversize 1, Folder 3
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