Early baseball in Massachusetts/Predecessor Game 62

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Location Massachusetts
Year 1851
City Great Barrington
State MA
Country US
Name of game Wicket ball

"In a recent case which occurred at Great Barrington, an action was brought against some 12 or 15 young men, by an old man, to recover damages for a spinal injury received by him and occasioned by a wicket ball, which frightened his horse and threw him from his wagon. The boys were playing tin the street. . . . . If this were fully understood, there would be less of the dangerous and annoying practice so common in our streets."

"Caution to Ball Players in the Street," The Pittsfield Sun, Volume 51, Issue 2647 [June 12, 1851], page 2. Submitted by John Thorn, 6/10/2006.

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