Early baseball in Massachusetts/Predecessor Game 19

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Location Massachusetts
Year 1810
City Cambridge
State MA
Country US
Name of game Play at ball

"During my employment at Cambridge [MA] the College yard continued without gates. The Stage passed through it; and though I was very attentive to the hour, I could not always avoid injury from the Stage horn. Blacks and Whites occasionally played together at ball in the College yard; "

William Croswell, letter drafted to the Harvard Corporation, December 1827. Papers of William Croswell, Call number HUG 1306.5, Harvard University Archives. Supplied by Kyle DeCicco-Carey, 8/8/2007. Kyle notes that Croswell was an 1780 Harvard graduate who worked in the college library 1812-1821.

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