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Age of Players Adult  +
Comment <p>Shinny, Wikipedia says, denotes f <p>Shinny, Wikipedia says, denotes field hockey and ice hockey. Thus, by "ball," Shute was not referring to field hockey.  If he was not denoting handball, he may have been adverting to some early form of base  ball.</p> <p>According to Alice B. Gomme, <em>Bandy Wicket </em>refers to the game of cricket, played with a bandy (a curved stick) instead of a bat.</p> curved stick) instead of a bat.</p>
Coordinates 41° 12' 12" N, 77° 11' 40" WLatitude: 41.2033216
Longitude: -77.1945247
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Country United States  +
Game Wicket +
Has Supplemental Text false  +
Headline Lieutenant Reports Playing Ball, and Playing Bandy Wicket  +
Location New Jersey  +
Query <p>Can we locate and inspect Shute's reference to bandy wicket?</p>
Reviewed true  +
Salience 2  +
Sources <p>"Journal of Lt. Samuel Shute," in <p>"Journal of Lt. Samuel Shute," in Frederick Cook, ed., <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Journals of the Military Expedition of Major General John Sullivan against the Six Nations of Indians in 1779</span> [Books for Libraries Press, Freeport NY, reprint of the 1885 edition], p. 268. Per Thomas L. Altherr, "A Place Leavel Enough to Play Ball," reprinted in David Block, <span><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Baseball before We Knew It</span>,</span> ref # 28. Also cited in Thomas L. Altherr, “There is Nothing Now Heard of, in Our Leisure Hours, But Ball, Ball, Ball,” <span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture</span> 1999 (McFarland, 2000), p. 194.</p> <p>On bandy:  Alice Bertha Gomme, <span style="text-decoration-line: underline;">The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland,</span> Dover, 1964 (reprint: originally published in 1894), volume I.  [Page not shone; listed games are presented alphabetically]</p> es are presented alphabetically]</p>
State PA  +
Tags Military  +
Year 1,779  +
Year Number 2  +
Has improper value forThis property is a special property in this wiki. Year Suffix  + , Source Image  + , City  + , Submitted by  +
Categories Chronology  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 26 January 2020 15:11:15  +
TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p>"Samuel Shute, a New Jersey Lieut <p>"Samuel Shute, a New Jersey Lieutenant, jotted down his reference to playing ball in central Pennsylvania sometime between July 9 and July 22, 1779; 'until the 22<sup>nd</sup>, the time was spent playing shinny and ball.'  Incidentally, Shute distinguished among various sports, referring elsewhere in his journal to 'Bandy Wicket.' He did not confuse baseball with types of field hockey [bandy] and cricket [wicket] that the soldiers also played." Thomas Altherr. </p> <p> </p> s Altherr. </p> <p> </p>
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