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1882 Japanese Baseball Woodcut-The Earliest Known

1882 Japanese Baseball Woodcut-The Earliest Known

They don't come much older than this: the earliest known pictorial reference to baseball in Japan. It was discovered in this 1882 school book, entirely printed in Japanese. The image of a baseball scene is complete with a batter holding a bat with a ball in the air and a catcher at his position. The book is in VG condition.

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