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Prominent Milestones

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1561 noteworthy milestones tracing the evolution of ballgames toward modern baseball. There are also a few hundred "peripheral" entries here, too.

The Protoball Chronology is Dedicated to Tom Altherr in appreciation of his work on early American ballplaying

See Just A Few Dozen of Baseball's Most Prominent Milestones

Chronology by Special Topic (suggest a new topic!)

African Americans (31), Antedated Firsts (8), Bans (66), Base Ball Stratagems (25), Chapbooks for Juveniles (18), Civil War (379), Club Constitutions/Bylaws (10), College (86), Contemp. "Base Ball" usage (6), English Base Ball (8), Famous (104), Females (70), Fiction (27), Gambling (2), Harvard College (17), Hazard (15), Holidays (55), Images (15), Military (373), Newspaper Coverage (74), Player Apparel (6), Plugging (2), Post-Knickerbocker Rule Changes (21), Pre-Knicks NYC (60), Pre-modern Rules (69), Stats and Box Scores (12), The Ball (4), US cricket clubs (18)

Chronology by Location of Play

Africa (2), Arkansas (3), Australia (2), Between Hoboken and the Otto Cottage (1), Bloomfield (1), Boston (2), Boston Common (2), CO (1), California (14), Canada (21), Chicago (1), Cumberland County PA (1), Elysian Fields (1), Exeter Academy (1), GA (8), GNYC (1), Georgia (5), Greater New York City (188), Greenland (1), Harvard (1), Hoboken (1), Hoboken NJ (1), IL (7), IN (2), Illinois (24), Iowa (2), Italy (1), Jersey City (1), KY (4), London (1), Louisiana (13), MD (14), MO (2), Manhattan (1), Manhattan? (1), Maryland (8), Minnesota (1), Mississippi (7), Missouri (6), Myrtle Grounds (1), NC (7), NJ (1), NY State (10), Near Richmond VA (1), Nelson County (1), New England (127), New Hampshire (3), North Carolina (4), North Dakota (1), Philadelphia (34), Phonecia (1), Rhode Island (2), Richmond (1), Scheria or Phaeacia (legendary) (1), Shapleigh's Island (1), TN (17), Tennessee (3), US South (55), Virginia (13), Virginia Military Institute (1), WI (1), WV (6), Washington DC (13), Waterbury (1), Western New York (39), Wyoming (1)

Chronology by Game that was Played

"bat and ball" (1), "gould" (1), . wicket (1), American Cricket (11), Ba'-baises (1), Ball (4), Ball Playing (1), Balslaen (1), Bandy (1), Barn Ball (2), Barn ball? (1), Base (12), Base (Prisoner's Base) (1), Base Ball (561), Base Ball Predecessor (1), Base ball (1), Base-Ball (1), Base-ball (3), Base=-ball (1), Baseball (12), Bass (1), Bass Ball (11), Bass-ball (1), Baste Ball (2), Baste ball (1), Bat and Ball (13), Bat-Ball (11), Bat-and-Ball (8), Canadian Game (1), Cat (1), Cat and Ball (1), Cat and Dog (1), Cat-and-Dog (3), Club-ball (1), Corner Ball (1), Cricket (179), Drive Ball (1), English Base Ball (1), English Base-Ball (1), Feeder (1), Foot Ball (2), Foot ball (1), Football (1), Fungo (1), Goal Ball (2), Gool Ball ( Goal Ball) (1), Hand-ball (1), Horne-Billets (1), Ice Base Ball (1), Irish Rounders (1), Long Ball (European baserunning game) (6), Long Ball (US Batting Game) (1), MA game? (1), Massachusetts Game (18), Massachusetts Run-Around (1), Northern Spell (1), O' Cat? (1), OFBB (4), OFBB? (remembered as base ball in 1877) (1), Oddball (5), Old Cat (1), Old Fashioned Game (2), Old-Cat Games (13), Om El Mahag (1), One Old Cat (1), Or Drive (1), Or Old Fashioned Base Ball (1), Palm Play (1), Patch Baseball (1), Philadelphia Town Ball (1), Playing with Balls (1), Poisoned Ball (1), Polo (1), Possibly? (1), Presumably (1), Round Ball (18), Rounders (42), Rounders - Britain (1), Sekar-hemat (1), Single-Wicket Cricket (1), Sky-Ball (1), Stool Ball (4), Stool-ball (1), Stoolball (65), Table-top Base Ball (1), Tennis (1), Tip-cat (1), Town Ball (66), Town-Ball (1), Trap Ball (6), Tut-Ball (2), Two Old Cat (1), Unknown (3), Unnamed Games - Czech (1), Unspecified (1), Whirl (1), Wicket (74), Xenoball (18)

Chronology Entries by Age of Player (under construction)

Adult (906), Juvenile (109), Unknown (31), Youth (178)

Civil War

The Civil War Chronology has a related essay: Ballplaying in Civil War Camps

Subtopics In Development

Music, Ball in the Culture, Base Ball Stratagems, Baseball Professionalism, Championship Games, Statistics, Interscholastic, Equipment, Business of Baseball

The Main Chronology

Chronology up to 1700
The main chronology from ancient times to 1700 (135 entries)
Chronology: 1701 - 1780
The chronology from 1701 to 1780 (122 entries)
Chronology: 1781 - 1815
The chronology from 1781 to 1815 (143 entries)
Chronology: 1816 - 1830
The chronology from 1816 to 1830 (166 entries)
Chronology: 1831 - 1845
The chronology from 1831 to 1845 (211 entries)
Chronology: 1846 - 1850
The chronology from 1846 to 1850 (123 entries)
Chronology: 1851 - 1855
The chronology from 1851 to 1855 (99 entries)
Chronology: 1856 - 1860
The chronology from 1856 to 1860 (270 entries)
Chronology: 1861 - 1865
The chronology from 1861 to 1865 (199 entries)
Chronology: 1866 - 1871
The chronology from 1866 to 1871 (67 entries)