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New Marlboro Match Base Ball Co. Goes Hybrid

Salience Peripheral
Tags Interscholastic
Location Massachusetts
City/State/Country: New Marlborough, MA, United States
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Youth

Apparently not liking either the New York Rules or Massachusetts Game Rules, the two formal sets available to them, the boys of the South Berkshire Institute, a prep school in New Marlborough, MA, drew up a hybrid game. Their version is rare in that its documentation has survived.


Richard Hershberger, "The 'New Marlboro Match Base Ball Co.' of 1863", in Base Ball (McFarland, Spring 2010), p. 87. The documents, part of an autograph album, are part of a private collection.

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Submitted by Bob Tholkes
Submission Note 3/11/2014


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