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First New England Team, the Olympics, Forms to Play Round Ball
|Location||New EnglandNew England|
|City/State/Country:||Boston, MA, United States|
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"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."
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?Edit with form to add a query
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