Olympics Specify Umpire

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Awaiting Review
Date 1837
Location Philadelphia, PA, United States
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The first club constitution, that of the Olympic Ball Club of Philadelphia in 1837, does not shed light on the nature of the game played. Membership was restricted to those above the age of twenty-one. One day per month was set for practice "Club day". Note: Sullivan dates the constitution at 1837, but notes that it was printed in 1838. 

The constitution specifies that the club recorder shall act as "umpire", to settle disputes.

Submitted by Larry McCray



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