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First Recorded College Game at Williams College

Salience Noteworthy
Tags College
Location New England
City/State/Country: Williamstown, MA, United States
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Youth

"On Saturday last [May 29] a Game of Ball was played between the Sophomore and Freshmen Classes of Williams College. The conditions were three rounds of 35 tallies - best two in three winning. The Sophs won the first, and the Freshmen the two last. It was considered one of the best contested Games ever played by the students."



"Williamstown [MA]," The Pittsfield Sun, vol. 58, number 3011 (June 3, 1858, page 2, column 5. Posted to 19CBB on 8/14/2007 by Craig Waff. The best-of-three format is familiar in the history of the Massachusetts game. 


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