1854.2

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First New England Team, the Olympics, Forms to Play Round Ball

Salience Noteworthy
Location New England
City/State/Country: Boston, MA, United States
Game Round Ball
Immediacy of Report Retrospective
Age of Players Adult
Text

"The first regularly organized team in New England was the Boston Olympics of 1854. The Elm Trees followed in 1855 and the Green Mountains two years later."

 

Sources

Seymour, Harold, Baseball: the Early Years [Oxford University Press, 1989], p. 27. [No ref given.]

It seems plausible, given similarity of phrasing, that this finding comes from George Wright's November 1904 review of baseball history. See#1854.3 below.

There is also similar treatment in Lovett, Old Boston Boys, (Riverside Press, 1907),  page 129.

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Is there any detailed indication, or educated guess, as to what rules the Olympics uses in 1854?

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