Early baseball in Australia/Game 5

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Location Australia
Year 1879
City Melbourne
Country Australia
Was NY rules baseball Yes
Played by Locals
Team 1 Georgia Minstrels music troupe
Team 2 St. Kilda Baseball Club

"[in 1879] baseball games were organized in Melbourne when the St. Kilda Baseball Club wanted to give some competition to a touring Ammerican Negro music troupe, the Georgia Minstrels."

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

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