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<p>"Samuel Shute, a New Jersey Lieut … <p>"Samuel Shute, a New Jersey Lieutenant, jotted down his reference to playing ball in central Pennsylvania sometime between July 9 and July 22, 1779; 'until the 22<sup>nd</sup>, the time was spent playing shinny and ball' Incidentally, Shute distinguished among various sports, referring elsewhere in his journal to 'Bandy Wicket.' He did not confuse baseball with types of field hockey [bandy] and cricket [wicket] that the soldiers also played." Thomas Altherr. <b>Note:</b> Gomme says that "bandy wicket" was a name for cricket in England. [XXX add cite here]</p>
<p>[Shute, Samuel], "Journal of Lt. Samuel Shute," in Frederick Cook, ed., <u>Journals of the Military Expedition of Major General John Sullivan against the Six Nations of Indians in 1779</u> [Books for Libraries Press, Freeport NY, reprint of the 1885 edition], p. 268. Per Thomas L. Altherr, "A Place Leavel Enough to Play Ball," reprinted in David Block, <u>Baseball Before We Knew It,</u> ref # 28.</p> We Knew It,</u> ref # 28.</p>