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Union College [Upstate NY] Students Play Baseball-Like Game

Salience Noteworthy
Tags College
City/State/Country: Schenectady, NY, United States
Immediacy of Report Retrospective
Age of Players Youth

"Between the college building and Green Street [in Schenectady] was a large [Union] College play-ground.  Their principal game was somewhat of a rudimentary type of base-ball, a crooked stick was used as a bat and a  ball made of yarn took the place of the common ball now used." 




The [Union College] Concordiensis, Volume VI, number 8 (May 1883). page 203.

Cited as a game 'on the old West College playground' in Somers, Wayne, Encyclopedia of Union College History [Union College Press, Schenectady NY, 2003], page 89. 


This item appears to be a reminiscence by the 90-year old William K. Fuller, who had entered Union at age 13 (c. 1806) and graduated in 1810.

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Submitted by Denis Brennan
Submission Note facsimile provided 1/30/2018


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