The Ball Game

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The Ball Game
Distributed byEdison Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • May 20, 1898 (1898-05-20)
CountryUnited States

The Ball Game is an 1898 American short black-and-white silent documentary sports film produced and distributed by Edison Manufacturing Company.


The film contains footage of an 1898 baseball game between Reading Coal Heavers and the Newark Bears. The camera is situated twenty feet from the bag and a short extract of the game is then filmed.

Current status[edit]

Given its age, this short film is available to freely be downloaded from the Internet. It has also featured in a number of film collections including Diamonds on the Silver Screen.[1]


  1. ^ "Movie Connections". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-05-27.

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