|Misc BB Firsts|
|Add a Misc BB First|
|About the Chronology|
|Add a Chronology Entry|
Sydney Cites Stoolball
|Tags||Famous, FemalesFamous, Females|
|Immediacy of Report||Contemporary|
|Age of Players||Youth, AdultYouth, Adult|
|Notables||Sir Philip Sydney, Lady Mary Dudley|
"A time there is for all, my mother often sayes
When she with skirts tuckt very hie, with gyrles at stoolball playes"
Sir Philip Sydney, Arcadia: Sonnets , page 493. Note: citation needs confirmation.
Sir Philip Sydney (1554-1586) died at age 31 in 1586.
As of October 2012, this early stoolball ref. is the only one I see that can be interpreted as describing baserunning in stoolball - but it still may merely describe running by a fielder, not a batter. (LMc, Oct/2012)
Sydney's mother was the sister of Robert Dudley, noted in item #1500s.2 above as a possible stoolball player in the time of Eliizabeth I.Edit with form to add a comment
Further interpretations are welcome as to Sydney's meaning.Edit with form to add a query
|Has Supplemental Text|
<comments voting="Plus" />