Wednesday Jun 22nd, 2022
“Erie can justly lay claim to being the incubator of the national sport.” This is according to John G. Carney’s 1957 book “The Saga of Erie Sports”. That is quite a statement! He writes that when the French arrived in the area in the mid-1700s, they found the native people playing the game of lacrosse. When the British later arrived, they played cricket. The combination of the two sports eventually turned into the game of baseball.