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Age of Players Youth  +
City Pittsfield  +
Comment <p>A research note by Jim Overmyer o <p>A research note by Jim Overmyer on why the game occurred in Pittsfield appears as <strong>Supplemental Tex</strong>t  below. </p> <p>For a stern critique of the student time spent away from studying, see <em>The Congregationalist</em> [Boston], September 2, 1859, cited at https://ourgame.mlblogs.com/amherst-and-williams-play-the-first-intercollegiate-game-of-baseball-1859-b1c0255f6338, posted January 15, 2018. </p> f6338, posted January 15, 2018. </p>
Coordinates 42° 27' 0" N, 73° 14' 43" WLatitude: 42.4500845
Longitude: -73.2453824
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Country United States  +
Game Base Ball +
Has Supplemental Text true  +
Headline First Intercollegiate Ballgame: Amherst 73, Williams 32  +
Location New England  +
Reviewed true  +
Salience 2  +
Sources <p><span style="text-decoration: <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><em>Pittsfield </em><em>Sun</em>, July 7, 1859. Reprinted in Dean A. Sullivan, Compiler and Editor, Early Innings: A Documentary History of Baseball, 1825-1908</span> [University of Nebraska Press, 1995], pp. 32-34. Also, Durant, John, <span style="text-decoration: underline;">The Story of Baseball in Words and Pictures</span> [Hastings House, NY, 1947], p .10. Per Millen, note # 35.</p> <p><em>Amherst </em><span><em>Express</em>, Extra,</span><span> July 1 - 2, 1859 [Amherst, MA], per David Block, </span><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Baseball Before We Knew It</span><span>, page 219. </span></p> <p><span><em>New York Clipper, </em>cited in William Ryczek, Baseball's First Inning (McFarland, 2009), page 127 and attributed to the July 16 issue of the <em>Clipper.</em>. </span></p> <p><span>Jim Overmyer, "Baseball Goes to College-- Amherst vs. Williams", in <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Inventing Baseball: The 100 Greatest Games of the 19th Century</span> (SABR, 2013), pp. 19-20.</span></p> <p><span><span>A 9/27/2014 </span><em>New York Times</em><span> article about the game, by historian Michael Beschloss, appears at </span><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/27/upshot/the-longest-game-williams-vs-amherst.html">https://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/27/upshot/the-longest-game-williams-vs-amherst.html</a><span>.  </span></span></p> <p>For a stern critique of the student time spent away from studying, see <em>The Congregationalist</em> [Boston], September 2, 1859, cited at https://ourgame.mlblogs.com/amherst-and-williams-play-the-first-intercollegiate-game-of-baseball-1859-b1c0255f6338, posted January 15, 2018. </p> f6338, posted January 15, 2018. </p>
State MA  +
Tags College  +
Year 1,859  +
Year Number 1  +
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TextThis property is a special property in this wiki. <p>In the first intercollegiate base <p>In the first intercollegiate baseball game ever played, Amherst defeats Williams 73-32 in 26 innings, played under the Massachusetts Game rules. The contest is staged in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, a neutral site, at the invitation of the Pittsfield Base Ball Club.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14px;">The two schools also competed at chess that weekend. </span><span style="font-size: 14px;">A two-page broadsheet tells of Amherst taking on Williams in both base ball and chess. Headline: "Muscle and mind!"</span></p> <p>The <em>New York Clippe</em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">r</span> thought that the game's wimpy ball lessened the fun: "The ball used by Amherst was small, soft, and with so little elasticity that a hard throw upon the floor would cause of rebound of scarcely a foot." Ryczek goes on to say that the ball, while more suitable for plugging than the Association ball, detracted from the excitement of the game because it was not or could not be hit or thrown far.</p> could not be hit or thrown far.</p>
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