Unknown in Beachville on 4 June 1838

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Date of Game Monday, June 4, 1838
Game unknown
Location Beachville, Ontario, Canada

The [online] Canadian Encyclopedia, article on Baseball, says a predecessor game of ball was played in Beachville, Ontario, June 4, 1838.

This game is discussed at http://protoball.org/1838.4, among other places.


Canadian Encyclopedia, article on Baseball. See also Ford, Dr. Adam E., Sporting Life, May 5, 1886. Reprinted in Dean A. Sullivan, Compiler and Editor, Early Innings: A Documentary History of Baseball, 1825-1908 [University of Nebraska Press, 1995], pp. 9-11. For more historical data on this event, see Nancy B. Bouchier and Robert Knight Brown, "A Critical Examination of a Source on Early Ontario Baseball: The Reminiscences of Adam E. Ford," Journal of Sport History, volume 15 [Spring 1988], pp. 75-87.

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Submitted by Bruce Allardice
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