Massapoag Club of Sharon v Olympic Club of Boston on 29 June 1857

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Date of Game Monday, June 29, 1857
Location Boston, MA, United States
Field Boston Common
Home Team Massapoag Club of Sharon
Away Team Olympic Club of Boston
Score 25 - 21
NY Rules No - Predecessor
Description

[1] The Outcome

Wassapoag (Sharon) 25-25-25

Olympic (Boston) 21-24-19

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[2] Crowd

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “These clubs enjoy the reputation of the “crack clubs of Massachusetts,” and a large crowd were present to witness the match.”)

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[3] Getting Home; Game Uniforms

"A much more pleasing picture is the recreation enjoyed by the boys of the 33rd [MA] Regiment.  There were thirteen Sharon boys in the regiment and most of them had been members of the Sharon Massapoags, the state baseball champions of 1857. They were very fond of telling their [Civil War] soldier friends of this exciting occasion in which they defeated their rivals, the Olympics, in three straight games.  They had borrowed red flannel shirts from the Stoughton Fire Department and contended for the championship on Boston Common.  The last train for Sharon left around four o'clock.  By special arrangement with the Providence R. R. they had been allowed to ride home in an empty freight attached to a regular train."

Sources

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball Match at Boston,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 18 (4 Jul 1857), p. 276, col. 3

(2) Base Ball: Interesting Match in Boston,” New York Clipper, vol. 5, no. 12 (11 Jul 1857), p. 92, col. [xx]  [—NOT YET SEEN]

(3) Amy Morgan Rafter Pratt, The History of Sharon, Massachusetts to 1865 (Boston U master's thesis, 1935, page 74.  Search string: <morgan rafter pratt>.

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Found by Craig Waff; Paul S. Johnson
Submission Note 8/1/2015
Entry Origin Games Tab
Entry Origin Url http://protoball.org/Games Tab:Massachusetts#date1857-6-29



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