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Town Ball Hangs on in Philadelphia

Salience Noteworthy
Location Philadelphia
City/State/Country: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Game Town Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult

The New York Clipper of August 11, 1860, page 132, carries accounts of two July town ball games in Philadelphia PA, [1] one involving the Olympics and [2] another involving two second-team elevens. 


New York Clipper August 11, 1860, page 132


Richard Hershberger comments: "This is interesting on several counts. This is firm evidence that that the Olympics did not completely give up town ball the previous May [1860], as is usually reported. It also shows that not only were there at least two other clubs playing town ball, but that there was enough interest for them to field second teams." Richard Hershberger posting to 19CBB, 1/31/2008.

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