Early baseball in Australia/Game 4

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Location Australia
Year 1878
Month 7
Date 9
City Sydney
Country Australia
Site Moore Park
Was NY rules baseball Yes
Played by Locals
Team 1 Surrey Cricket Club side 1
Team 2 Surrey Cricket Club side 2

"The first recorded baseball match, played at Sydney's Moore Park on July 9, 1878, was a pickup game, with both teams drawn up from members of the Surrey Cricket Club. For the occasion they called themselves the Surrey Base-Ball Club."

Joseph Clark, Australia: Baseball Down Under, in G. Gmelch, Baseball Without Borders (U Nebraska Press, 2006), page 291.

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