Early baseball in South Africa/Game 1

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Location South Africa
Year 1895
City Johannesburg
Country South Africa
Site Wanderers Grounds
Was NY rules baseball Unknown
Played by Non-locals

"The first baseball game in Africa was played between between American diggers and engineers at the famous Wanderers grounds in Johannesburg, before a mystified audience."

Eric Rosenthal, Stars and Stripes in Africa (Pubr?, 1968), page 181. Accessed in snippet view via Google Books search, February 2010. The date is excluded from the available snippet.

Per the city of Johannesburg website: "Those early diggers were keen on sport: the first baseball match was played on Sunday, 10 February 1895, between Simmer and Primrose and City and Robinson"



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