Early baseball in Massachusetts/Predecessor Game 10

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Location Massachusetts
Year 1780
State MA
Country US
Name of game Ball

Josiah Quincy was sent off to Phillips Academy in about 1778 at age six. It was a tough place. "The discipline of the Academy was severe, and to a child, as I was, disheartening. . . [p24/25]. I cannot imagine a more discouraging course of education that that to which I was subjected. The truth was, I was an incorrigible lover of sports of every kind. My heart was in ball and marbles." Biographer Edmund Quincy sets this passage in direct quotes, but does not provide a source.

Edmund Quincy, Josiah Quincy of Massachusetts (Fields, Osgood and Company, Boston, 1869), pages 24-25.. Per Thomas L. Altherr, "Chucking the Old Apple: Recent Discoveries of Pre-1840 North American Ball Games," Base Ball, Volume 2, number 1 (Spring 2008), page 36. Accessed on 11/16/2088 via Google Books search for "'life of josiah quincy.'"

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