By Craig Muder
In 1915, watching baseball footage in a movie theater would not have been a novelty in the United States.
But for theater-goers in any other country around the globe in 1915, baseball at the movies would be virtually unknown.
Maybe that’s why some Dutch newsreel footage – recently discovered through pure chance – features, among other images, a baseball game between Canadian soldiers and Americans living in London played at the historic home of cricket: Lord’s Cricket Ground in England.
It is believed to be some of the earliest known footage of baseball being played on foreign soil.
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