Early baseball in Massachusetts/Predecessor Game 33

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Location Massachusetts
Year 1830
State MA
Country US
Name of game Run-around

T. King wrote to the Mills Commission in 1905. "Just a word in regard to the old game of Massachusetts Run-around. We always pronounced the name as if it were run-round without the "a," but I presume, technically that should be incorporated.

"This was the old time game which I played between 44 and 50 years ago [1855-1861 – LM.], and which I heard my father speak of as playing 35 to 40 years before that, carrying it back to the vicinity of 1830." [Actually, the arithmetic implies the vicinity of 1820.] Note: can we establish the age of King's father at King's birth?

T. King, Letter to the Mills Commission, November 24, 1905.

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