1861.7

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Ontario Lads to Try the New York Game, May Forego "Canadian Game"

Salience Noteworthy
Location Canada
City/State/Country: Woodstock, Canada Western, Canada
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult
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The year-old Young Canadian Base Ball Club [Woodstock, ON] met in Spring 1861, elected officers, reported themselves "flourishing" with forty members, and basked in the memory of a 6-0 1860 season. "At the last meeting of the club it was resolved that they should practice the New York game for one month, and if at the end of that time they liked it better than the Canadian game, they would adopt it altogether."  

See also #1820s.19, #1838.4, #1856.18, and #1860.29 above.

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The New York Clipper (date omitted in scrapbook clipping; from context it was about May 1861). Note- not found in May issues

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Submitted by Craig Waff
Submission Note September 2008 Facsimile from the Mears Collection scrapbooks



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