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Flashback: Baseball at the feet of the Sphinx? Chicago White Stockings circled the globe in a tour with the All-Americans

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World Tour of Baseball players pose for a group portrait at a studio in Melbourne, Australia, in 1889. The tour involved two teams: the Chicago White Stockings, which included Adrian C. “Cap” Anson, seated middle row, third from left; Ned Williamson, seated middle row, far left; and National League players who formed the All-America team, including Ned Hanlon, front row, middle, and John Montgomery Ward, middle row, third from right. The tour’s organizer, A.G. Spalding, sits in the middle row, fourth from right. (Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics)

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