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Date of Game January 1852
Game Town Ball
Location San Francisco, CA, United States
Field  Add Field Page A San Francisco street.
Has Source On Hand No
NY Rules No - Predecessor
Description

"By 1850, California the territory had become California the state.  Even as the early euphoria of the Gold Rush faded, more people -- and more New Yorkers -- kept coming west.  Two years later, on January 14, 1852, the Daily Alta California carried an intriguing item.  It described how, on a street in San Francisco, 'full grown persons [were] engages very industriously in he game of town ball.'  The newspaper did not provide the names or any details regarding the identity of these full-grown persons.  But the seed had been planted.  The game had arrived.  Guys were playing ball, winter ball, in California." 

Sources

Daily Alta California, January 14, 1852.  Cited in Kevin Nelson, The Golden Game: The Story of California Baseball (California Historical Society Press, San Francisco, 2004), page 7.

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