In Springfield in May 1860undefined

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Date of Game May 1860
Game Town Ball
Location Springfield, IL, United States
Has Source On Hand No
Description

Abe Lincoln is reported to have been playing "town ball... with a parcel of boys" in Springfield when he was notified of the GOP nomination for president. See the Denver Post, May 30, 1860.

Other sources claim Lincoln was watching, not playing, the game at this time.

 

Sources

Denver Post, My 30, 1860

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Submitted by Bruce Allardice
Entry Origin Sabrpedia



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