In Savannah in 1859

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Date of Game 1859
Location Savannah, GA, United States

A detailed article on Savannah cricket is Timothy Lockley, "The Manly Game: Cricket and Masculinity in Savannah, Georgia, in 1859," International Journal of the History of Sport, 20 (Sept. 2003), 77-99. Future Confederate general Moxley Sorrel, and Col. Francis Bartow, were two of the cricketeers. The article notes that Savannah had a short-lived cricket club in 1801.

The article also refers to informal baseball playing in Savannah, citing the Savannah Republican, Sept. 24, 1859: "although baseball was being played in Savannah in 1859, no club [was formed]'


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


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