The little k Play. Base-Ball.
Baseball history photo: The little k Play. Base-Ball. The Ball once struck off, Away flies the Boy To the next destin'd Post, And then Home with Joy. Moral. Thus Britons for Lucre Fly over the Main; But, with Pleasure transported, Return back again. Trap– This page is from the book, A Little Pretty Pocket-Book., 11th edition, 1763, by British author John Newbury. According to David Block, author of Baseball Before We Knew It, this book contains the first known reference to the term “base-ball.” Click photo to return to previous page.