From Protoball
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Prominent Milestones

Misc BB Firsts
Add a Misc BB First

About the Chronology
Tom Altherr Dedication

Add a Chronology Entry
Open Queries
Open Numbers
Most Aged

At Harvard, Most Students Played Baseball and Football, Some Cricket or Four-Old-Cat

Salience Noteworthy
Tags College, Harvard College
City/State/Country: Cambridge, MA, United States
Game Cricket, Base Ball, Old-Cat Games
Immediacy of Report Retrospective
Age of Players Youth

Reflecting back nearly sixty years later, the secretary of the class of 1855 wrote: "In those days, substantially all the students played football and baseball [MA round ball, probably], while some played cricket and four-old-cat."



"News from the Classes," Harvard Graduates Magazine Volume 18 (1909-1910). Accessed 2/11/10 via Google Books search ("e.h.abbot, sec.").  From an death notice of Alexander Agassis, b. 1835

Comment Edit with form to add a comment
Query Edit with form to add a query


<comments voting="Plus" />