Early baseball in Massachusetts/Predecessor Game 30

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Location Massachusetts
Year 1829
City Cambridge
State MA
Country US
Name of game play ball

Krout, John A, Annals of American Sport [Yale University Press, New Haven, 1929], p. 115. Per Altherr ref # 49. Richard Hershberger, posting to 19CBB on 10/8/2007, found an earlier source – Caylor, O. P., "Early Baseball Days," Washington Post, April 11, 1896. John Thorn reports [email of 2/15/2008] that Holmes biographies do not mention his sporting interests. Note: We still need the original source for the famous Harvard story. Holmes graduated in 1829; the date of play is unconfirmed. See entry #1824.6 above on Holmes' reference to prep school baseball at Phillips Academy. Small Puzzle: Harvard's 19th Century playing field was "Holmes Field;" was it named for this Holmes? Harvard is in Cambridge MA.

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