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In Brunswick ME, Bowdoin College Sets 20-Cent Fine for Ballplaying

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Tags Bans, College
Location New England
City/State/Country: ME, United States
Modern Address Brunswick
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Youth, Adult

"No student shall, in or near any College building, play at ball, or use any sport or diversion, by which such building may be exposed to injury, on penalty of being fined not exceeding twenty cents, or being suspended if the offence be often repeated."



Of Misdemeanors and Criminal Offences, in Laws of Bowdoin College (E. Goodale, Hallowell ME, 1817), page 12. Citation from Thomas L. Altherr, "A Place Leavel Enough to Play Ball," reprinted in David Block, Baseball before We Knew It, page 239. 


The college is about 25 miles NE of Portland, and near the Maine coast.

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