Mechanics Ball Club of Waltham

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Nick Name Mechanics
Earliest Known Date 1858 (Foundation Date)-- No earlier than May 1858
Location Waltham, MA, United States
Nine Class Senior
Description

"Later in the year [1858] a Mechanics Ball Club was organized and played a game on the Common with the Olympics of Boston. They were beaten by a score of 54 to 21. Twelve men played on a side." 

The New York Clipper, April 30, 1859 mentions this club as sending delegates to the state bb convention.

 

 

Sources

Edmund L. Sanderson Waltham as a Precinct of Watertown and as a Town 1630 - 1884. Waltham Hist. Soc. 1936, page 70.

Comment

Can we determine if this game was played by Mass game rules?

Found by David Nevard
Submission Note Email of 9/13/2014
First in Location Waltham, MA

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