Queen City Club of Buffalo v Burlington Club of Hamilton Ontario on 17 August 1860
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|Date of Game||Friday, August 17, 1860|
|Location||Clifton (now Niagara Falls), Ontario, Canada|
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|Home Team||Queen City Club of Buffalo|
|Away Team||Burlington Club of Hamilton Ontario|
|Score||30 - 25|
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"Base Ball -- Queen City of Buffalo vs. Burlington Club of Hamilton -- These two clubs took advantage of the Excursion yesterday to play a match at Base Ball near Clifton. The following is the score: Queen City 30 runs; Burlington 25 runs."
Hamilton Spectator, 18 August 1860. Buffalo Express, same date.
Note: Joseph Overton's book also carries an account of this game from a Buffalo newspaper.
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This game is the earliest known international game of modern base ball (Ontario was still a British province until Canada formed in 1867.)
Bill Humber explains that the cited "Excursion" was a tightrope exhibition over the Niagara Gorge performed by a "Signor Farini" actually a man from Ontario. The village of Clifton ONT, the site of the game, later became Niagara Falls, ONT.
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|Found by||Bill Humber|
|Submission Note||email of 5/21/2014|
|First in Location||Clifton (now Niagara Falls), Ontario, Canada|
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