Early baseball in Australia/Game 3

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Location Australia
Year 1867
City Melbourne
Country Australia
Site Richmond Park
Was NY rules baseball Likely
Played by Non-locals

"[A 1908 article] refers to a game being played by Americans at Richmond Park while a major Australian Rules Football match proceeded simultaneously. He notes that the baseball game was abandoned after the football game became too exciting to miss. Another 1867 match was played soon after, this time at Yarra Park . . . [but]as with the other, it came to nothing."

Joe Clark, A History of Australian Baseball (U Nebraska Press, 2003), page 5. The 1908 source is reported as Frank Laver, Melbourne Argos.

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