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Date of Game 1858
Game Wicket
Location Springfield, IL, United States
Has Source On Hand No
NY Rules No - Predecessor

The Sangamo Journal, March 25, 1858: "Wicket club--The young men of our city have organized a club for playing this favorite game of ball."

Same, March 30, 1858, has a poem titled "The Springfield Wicket Club" which urges the players to "Weild [ic] club, weild the ball.."

Same, June 14, 1834, reprints a Springfield City ordinance, Section 40, banning the Sunday playing of "bandy, cricket, cat, town ball, corner ball, over ball, fives or any other game of ball..." under pain of a $1 fine.


The Sangamo Journal, March 25, 1858

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