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In Herschel Island in 1893
City Herschel Island  +
Coordinates 69° 34' 46" N, 139° 4' 34" WLatitude: 69.5794566
Longitude: -139.0762055
Country United States  +
Description <p>Freedman, "Diamonds in the Rough, <p>Freedman, "Diamonds in the Rough," p. 11, quotes an 1894 magazine article by General Frederick Funston. Funston says that while in Alaska he found crews of whalers stranded on Herschel island by the ice. While stranded, the bored crews played baseball. "A league of seven teams was created" and they played all winter, even when the weather was well below zero. The local Eskimos often watched.</p> <p><span>The Alaska State Library online article on baseball in Alaska (accessed 12/14/2013) says: "The final score was the Roaring Gimlets 62 the Pig-Stickers 49. Yes, it was a baseball game! A game played on a December day in 1893 when the temperature was 38 degrees below zero. The diamond was on frozen ice, in a harbor near Herschel Island in the Arctic Ocean. The men off of the whaling ships, looking for a way to pass the time, formed the Herschel Island League and played through the long, cold months for the “Arctic Whalemen’s Pennant”."</span></p> alemen’s Pennant”."</span></p>
First in Location Herschel Island, AK +
Has Source On Hand false  +
Innings 9  +
NY Rules Yes  +
Name in Herschel Island in 1893  +
Reviewed true  +
Sources <p>Freedman, "Diamonds in the Rough," p. 11</p>
State AK  +
Submitted by Bruce Allardice +
Type Ballgame  +
Type of Date Year  +
Has improper value forThis property is a special property in this wiki. Borough  + , Championship  + , Duplicate  + , Entered by  +
Categories Ballgames  + , Pre-pro  + , First in Herschel Island, AK  + , First in a AK City  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 28 July 2019 18:10:27  +
DateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 1 November 1893  +
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