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Harvard Man George Hoar Writes of Playing "Simple Game We Called Base"

Salience Noteworthy
Tags College, Harvard College
City/State/Country: Cambridge, MA, United States
Game Cricket
Immediacy of Report Retrospective
Age of Players Youth
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George F. Hoar, a student at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, writes: "The only game which was much in vogue was foot-ball. There was a little attempt to start the English game of cricket and occasionally, in the spring, an old-fashioned simple game which we called base was played."

 

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Hoar, George F. Autobiography of Seventy Years [Pubr?, 1903], page 120. Per Seymour, Harold - Notes in the Seymour Collection at Cornell University, Kroch Library Department of Rare and Manuscript Collections, collection 4809.

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