Batters' "Hits" First Appear in a Game Report

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Date Thursday, June 6, 1867
Location NYC, NY, United States

In the first issue of The Ball Players’ Chronicle, edited by Henry Chadwick, a game account of the “Championship of New England” between the Harvard College Club and the Lowell Club of Boston featured a box score that included a list of the number of “Bases Made on Hits” by each player. This was the first instance of player’s hit totals being tracked in a game.


The Ball Players' Chronicle (New York City, NY), 6 June 1867: p. 2. 

Submitted by Colin Dew-Becker
Submission Note 9/15/2014


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