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At Kenyon College, Base Ball Takes Unusual Form

Salience Noteworthy
Tags College
Location Ohio
City/State/Country: Kenyon, OH, United States
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Youth

The Kenyon Club, comprised of Kenyon students, lost to the boys from Milnor Hall at the College, losing 93 to 68 in three innings. Each side fielded eleven players. The box score reveals an unusual feature. Players scored widely varying runs in an inning; Denning, for example scored 10 times in the first inning for the Kenyon Club, while three of his teammates did not score at all. This might indicate that either an all-out/side out game was played, or a cricket-style rule allowed each batter to retain his ups until he was retired.

The College is in Central OH, about 45 miles NE of Columbus.


"Base Ball at Kenyon College," New York Clipper, May 15, 1858.

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Submitted by Bill Ryczek
Submission Note 12/29/2009


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