Found in the margins of a calendar in a 14th-century Flemish book of hours. Various historians of sport have identified this as a version of “stool ball” or “stump ball”, which was baseball played with only one base

Found in the margins of a calendar in a 14th-century Flemish book of hours. Various historians of sport have identified this as a version of “stool ball” or “stump ball”, which was baseball played with only one base

Medieval Manuscript Images, Pierpont Morgan Library, Book of hours (MS M.866). MS M.866 fol. 139v

Medieval Manuscript Images, Pierpont Morgan Library, Book of hours (MS M.866). MS M.866 fol. 139v

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