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Base Ball on Ice

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

"A GAME OF BASE BALL ON THE ICE.-- ...when it is taken into consideration that the players had skates on, the score may be called a remarkably good one-- equal to the majority of games which take place on terra firma."


New York Sunday Mercury, Jan. 22, 1860


The Live Oak Club of Rochester had played a team of players from other clubs in that city, and defeated them 30-29, 12 per side.

A side effect of the skating craze which arose in the same period as the base ball craze, ice base ball was played well into the 1880s.

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Submitted by Bob Tholkes
Submission Note 3/17/2014


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