Early baseball in Massachusetts/Predecessor Game 73

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Location Massachusetts
Year 1858
City New Bedford
State MA
Country US
Name of game

The New Bedford Evening Standard (November 26, 1858) reported on the Thanksgiving Day ball game: "At the conclusion of the game, Mr. Cook, in a few appropriate remarks in behalf of the Bristol County Club, presented the Union Club with a splendid ball. Cheers were then given by the respective Clubs and they separated to enjoy their Thanksgiving dinners. About 1000 spectators were present.

"In the afternoon there were several �scrub' games, that is games which the various Clubs unite and play together. The regular Ball season is considered to close with Thanksgiving, though many games will doubtless be played through the winter when the weather will permit." Text provided by Kyle DeCicco-Carey, email of 1/14/2008.

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