In Nashua in April 1847undefined

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Date of Game April 1847
Game Round Ball, Long Ball, Old Cat
Location Nashua, NH, United States
Has Source On Hand No
NY Rules No - Predecessor

"Fast.  This time-hallowed, if not time-honored occasion, was observed in the usual way.  The ministers preached to pews exhibiting a beggarly emptiness, upon the sins of the nation -- a frightful subject enough, heaven knows.  The b-hoys smoked cigars, kicked football, played round ball, long ball, and old cat, and went generally into the outward observances peculiar to the occasion. [Nashua (NH) Telegraph]."

from the Boston Courier, April 14, 1847.

Stephen Katz observes: "The "fast" referred to was probably Thanksgiving, celebrated on April 13, 1847."



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Do we know what "long ball" was?

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Submitted by Stephen Katz
Submission Note Email of 2/5/2021


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