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Comment <p>Writing in 2011, Brian Turner dis <p>Writing in 2011, Brian Turner discerns that "bat and ball" maybe the name of a defined game, and not just a generic term.  See Brian Turner, "Bat and Ball: A Distinct Game or a Generic Term?", <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Base Ball</span> Journal (Special Issue on Origins), Volume 5, number 1 (Spring 2011), pages 37-40.  He finds several uses of the phrase in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, most of them north and east of Boston.</p> f them north and east of Boston.</p>
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Headline NYS Traveler Notes Dutch Boys Playing "Bat and Ball"  +
Location New York State  +
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Year 1,755  +
Year Number 6  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 28 July 2019 17:42:26  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p>Gideon Hawley (1727-1807), travel <p>Gideon Hawley (1727-1807), traveling through the area where Binghamton now is, wrote: "even at the celebration of the Lord's supper [the Dutch boys] have been playing bat and ball the whole term around the house of God."</p> <p>Hawley, Gideon, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Rev. Gideon Hawley's Journal</span> [Broome County, NY 1753], page 1041. Collection of Tom Heitz. Per Patricia Millen, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">From Pastime to Passion</span> [2001], page 2.</p> ion</span> [2001], page 2.</p>
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