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Spiked Egg-Nog Between Innings?

Salience Noteworthy
Location Shapleigh's Island
City/State/Country: Portsmouth, NH, United States
Game Base-ball
Age of Players Adult
Text

"Players consumed egg-nog 'between intervals of base-ball playing' on nearby Shapleigh's Island and taunted the temperance forces."  -- Tom Altherr

Sources

Charles W Brewster, Rambles Around Portsmouth, second series ((Portsmouth, John Melcher, 1869), pages 5-6.  Per Thomas L. Altherr, “A Place Leavel Enough to Play Ball: Baseball and Baseball-Type Games in the Colonial Era, Revolutionary War, and Early American Republic.." Nine, Volume 8, number 2 (2000), p. 15-49.  Reprinted in David Block, Baseball before We Knew It – see page 244 and ref #68.

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