In Honolulu on 31 July 1858

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Date of Game Saturday, July 31, 1858
Location Honolulu, HI, United States

The Honolulu Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Aug. 5, 1858 prints an Aug. 4th letter describing the July 31st "Restoration Day" festival: "The best thing I saw on the [Waikiki] plains was a game of Base Ball, for it was got up impromptu ..."

Same, Sept. 8, 1859: "bat and ball is being introduced among the natives and bids fair to become a favorite game..."

These references may be to wicket or other predecessor game, but the specific mention of "base ball" is significant.


The Honolulu Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Aug. 5, 1858

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location HI


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