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Date of Game 1839 "around 1839"
Game Predecessor Game
Location Huntingdon, Quebec, Canada
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From William Humber, "Early Baseball in Canada" mauscript, 9/14/12.

The notes of Robert Sellar used in the preparation of his History of the County of Huntingdon and Seigneuries of Chateauguay and Beauharnois printed in 1888 included references to a game of early baseball from around 1839 in Huntingdon, Quebec played between rival stage coach drivers and merchants of American descent. The play was described in a 1985 letter from Wayne McKell of St. Chrysostome, Quebec to Bill Humber. Multiple knock-on accounts render the description less reliable though clearly the influence for the play if real is American.

Sources

History of the County of Huntingdon and Seigneuries of Chateauguay and Beauharnois, 1888

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Submitted by Bill Humber
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