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NY Game Gets to ME

Salience Noteworthy
Tags College
Location New England
City/State/Country: Topsham, ME, United States
Modern Address Grandstands Rd., Topsham, ME
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"The first documented game of baseball to actually be played in Maine took place on October 10, 1860. . . . that October saw the Sunrise Club of Brunswick host the senior class team of Bowdoin [College] at the Topsham Fair Grounds."



Anderson, Will, Was Baseball Really Invented in Maine? (Will Anderson, Publisher, Portland, 1992), page 1. Anderson appears to rely on The Brunswick Telegraph, October 12, 1860.


Topsham Fair Grounds are 1 1/2 miles from Brunswick, across the Androscoggin River

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