In Wilkes-Barre Circa 1834undefined

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Date of Game 1834
Location Wilkes-Barre, PA, United States
Has Source On Hand No
NY Rules No - Predecessor
Description Hazard of ball playing
Sources Baltimore Gazette & Daily Advertiser, March 20, 1834, 2

"A young man named Geo. Goble, residing near Wilkesbarre [sic.] Pa. while playing ball a few days since, accidentally received a severe blow from a ball club, from the effects of which he died in twenty-four hours after."

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Bat referred to as a "ball club"; other sources from that time refer to it as a bat. Also, being killed by a bat was, it seems, not a rarity at that time.

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