Shieber: Baseball reacts to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln

From SABR member Tom Shieber at Baseball Researcher on April 16, 2015:

The assassination of Abraham Lincoln left a nation in shock. In wake of the tragedy, local organizations flooded newspapers with announcements of meetings postponed, businesses closed, and proclamations issued. Baseball clubs were no exception, though such notices are not particularly easy to find. Below are images of those that I could readily track down.

On April 18, just three days after the President passed away, the Brooklyn Eagle posted the following note.

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Originally published: April 17, 2015. Last Updated: April 17, 2015.