Brian Turner

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First Name Brian
Last Name Turner
Email bturner@smith.edu
Regional Focus Eastern MA
Special Interest Bat-and-Ball
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Brian Turner reports that his recent research has remained focused on bat-ball and bat-and-ball, but has also focused on settlement patterns in western Massachusetts,  to tease out whether that tells us something about why ball games were apparently named one thing (bat-ball) in one town (Northampton) in 1791 and another thing in other towns (such as the names ball games were known by Pittsfield). 

 Brian Turner co-wrote a contribution to the "Special Protoball Issue" of Base Ball this Spring:

The article surveys base ball's the many predecessor games before the New York game was established.

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