In Key West in 1872

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Date of Game 1872
Location Key West, FL, United States
Description

The Washington, DC Critic Record, Jan. 16, 1872, reports: "The citizens of Key West enliven the present heated term by playing base ball."

Key West was a US naval station. Northern-born sailors may have introduced the game there, and earlier than 1872.

Elias, "The Empire Strikes Back" p. 1880 says 
In 1887, the Key West League in Florida was formed by exiled Cubans."

Sources

The Washington, DC Critic Record, Jan. 16, 1872

Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Key West, FL



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