Club of Fox Lake v Club of Courtland on 4 June 1859

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Date of Game Saturday, June 4, 1859
Location Fox Lake, WI, United States
Home Team Club of Fox Lake
Away Team Club of Courtland
Score 99 - 99
Innings 16 The article says the teams played 16 and 13 innings, respectively.
Number of Players 10
NY Rules No - Predecessor
Description

The New York Clipper, July 2, 1859, reports on a June 4th game at Fox Lake, WI between the Fox Lake and Courtland teams.

The game was 10 players a side, to 100 "points." When the score was 99-99, a Fox Lake player hit a drive so far the umpire couldn't see where it landed. A Courtland player claimed to have caught it on the first bound. After some dispute, the "judge" called the game a 99-99 draw.

The article gives a box score, and notes that several games have been played in that area recently. See also Fox Lake Gazette, May 26, June 9, 1859. The game was played in Randolph, just west of Fox Lake.

Fox Lake is in Dodge County. Courtland is in Columbia County, near modern Beaver Dam.

Sources

The New York Clipper, July 2, 1859

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Found by Bruce Allardice
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