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Nicholas E. Young, one of the founders of baseball’s National League, was a native of Amsterdam. Young was born in 1840, the son of Almarin and Mary Young. When he was 8 years old, Young’s family moved to Old Fort Johnson, the former home of Colonial period Indian agent Sir William Johnson. Young attended school in Amsterdam and developed an interest in cricket, which he said had been brought to Amsterdam by British immigrants hired ...


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