First International Game Played by New York Rules

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Awaiting Review
Date August 1860
Location Clifton, Ontario, Canada
Modern Address Niagara Falls, ON

In a game played in what is now Niagara Falls, Ontario, the Queen City Club of Buffalo defeated the Burlington Club of Hamilton, Ontario, 30-25. 


[A] This game appears on the Protoball Games Tabulation [WNY Table] compiled by Craig Waff. It was reported as "the first match ever played by Clubs from the United States and Canada." in the Buffalo Morning Express on August 18, 1860.

[B] Joseph Overfield, The 100 Seasons of Buffalo Baseball (Partner's Press, 1985), page 17. Overfield does not cite a primary source for this event.

[C] Hamilton Spectator, August 18, 1860.

Submitted by Craig Waff, Bill Humber
Submission Note Games Tab 1.0; Humber emails of May 21 and June 6 2014


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