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Three Youth Clubs in Rochester NY Disdain the NY Game

Salience Noteworthy
Location Western New York
City/State/Country: Rochester, NY, United States
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Youth

In Rochester, the West End Base Ball Club, the Washington club, and the Union club showed no love for the NYC rules. The West End Club, for example, declared that it would have "nothing to do with the new fangled tossing, but throw the ball with a wholesome movement, in the regular old-fashioned base ball style. It is not clear that the clubs persisted in their preference, or whether their rules were a hybrid of old and new ways.


The clubs' announcements appeared in the Rochester Daily Union and Advertiser for July 2 and 3, 1858, and in the Rochester Democrat and Advertiser for July 21, 1858

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