In Gravesend on 15 June 1871

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Date of Game Thursday, June 15, 1871
Location Gravesend, England
Description

David Block, "Pastime Lost" p. 238 mentions a "first known match [baseball game] played in England, when members of the Sheridan Base Ball Club of Ithaca, Michigan, who were serving as seamen aboard the American frigate USS Franklin, organized a game on June 15, 1871, while on shore leave in the town of Gravesend in Kent."

Sources

David Block, "Pastime Lost" p. 238

Found by David Block
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location England



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