Early baseball in New Zealand/Game 1

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Location New Zealand
Year 1888
Month 11
Note on date "Weeks before" December 10
City Wellington
Country New Zealand
Was NY rules baseball Likely
Played by Non-locals
Team 1 Hicks-Sawyer Minstrel Co. side 1
Team 2 Hicks-Sawyer Minstrel Co. side 2

Describing Albert Spalding's "Australian baseball tour of 1888, Joe Clark writes: "The tour's first game outside the United States was in Auckland in 10 December. Only weeks before, in Wellington, the first baseball game had been played in New Zealand by the visiting Hicks-Sawyer Minstrel Company." No source is provided.

Joe Clark, A History of Australian Baseball (U Nebraska Press, 2003), page 10.

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