In Pittsburgh Circa 1838undefined

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Date of Game Circa 1838
Game Town Ball
Location Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Has Source On Hand No
NY Rules No - Predecessor
Description An 1883 reminisce of town ball played in Pittsburgh 45 years past is amazingly detailed. The game as described used paddles, not bats, with bases ("corners") 50 feet apart, and soaking.
Sources Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 12, 1883. Chronologies 1830s.34
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Future Congressman John Buchanan Robinson (b. 1846) wrote that he played town ball and shinny as a boy in Pittsburgh/Allegheny.

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