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All-Out-Side-Out Town Ball Played in Indiana

Salience Noteworthy
Location Indiana
City/State/Country: Evansville, IN, United States
Game Town Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult
Text

"Town Ball at Evansville, Ind. - A match of Town Ball was contested between the married and single members of the Evansville [IN] Town Ball Club, on the 26th ult. [5-inning box score is presented.] The correspondent, to whom we are indebted for the above report, says that the rules and regulations of the game of town ball, vary a great deal. There, an innings is not concluded until all are out . . . The club, it is thought, will adopt base ball rules, such as are played in the East." 

Sources

New York Clipper, facsimile from the Mears Collection (date omitted from scrapbook source, confirmed as June 9, 1860

Comment

Evansville is in southernmost IN, near the Kentucky border.

Submitted by Craig Waff
Submission Note September 2008



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