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Ballgame Marks Anniversary in MA
|City/State/Country:||Barre, MA, United States|
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"In Barre, Massachusetts [about 20 miles northwest of Worcester], the anniversary of the organization of government was celebrated by a game of ball - round or base ball, we suppose - twelve on a side. It took four hours to play three heats, and the defeated party paid for a dinner at the Barre Hotel."
North American and United States Gazette, June 7, 1848.
Trenton State Gazette (NJ), pg. 1, June 8, 1848.
A team size of 12 and three-game match are consistent with some Mass game contests.Edit with form to add a comment
This seems to have been a Philadelphia paper; why would it carry - or reprint - this central-MA story?Edit with form to add a query
|Submitted by||John Thorn|
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