Early baseball in Massachusetts/Predecessor Game 71

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Location Massachusetts
Year 1858
City Williamstown
State MA
Country US
Name of game Game of ball

"On Saturday last [May 29] a Game of Ball was played between the Sophomore and Freshmen Classes of Williams College. The conditions were three rounds of 35 tallies – best two in three winning. The Sophs won the first, and the Freshmen the two last. It was considered one of the best contested Games ever played by the students."

"Williamstown [MA]," The Pittsfield Sun, vol. 58, number 3011 (June 3, 1858, page 2, column 5. Posted to 19CBB on 8/14/2007 by Craig Waff. The best-of-three format is familiar in the Massachusetts game. Note: does the final sentence imply that earlier games of ball had been played?

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