Winthrop Club v not reported Circa 1870undefined

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Date of Game Circa 1870 About 65 years before 1936
Game Massachusetts Game
Location Dedham, MA, United States
Field  Add Field Page Pasture Land on East Street
Home Team  Add Club Page Winthrop Club
Away Team  Add Club Page not reported
Has Source On Hand No
Number of Players 6
NY Rules No - Predecessor
Description

"Sixty-five years ago the boys had a ball club which was known as the "Winthrops" who played on a pasture lot beyond Mr. White's house on east Street.  Ball playing was frequently enjoyed upon the fields of owners who were willing to allow public use  to be made of such land.  A record is here given of a game  that took place at a time when the ball was thrown at the runner between bases to put him out. The score is here appended -- that the present [1930's] generation may know what a real ball game was like in the early days of the game [partial box score listed].  Masks were not invented then, so a cap pulled well down over the eyes have to do duty for a mask."

Players listed in the game report were Thayer, Kelley, Hurley, D. Rafferty,  B. Coleman, and T. Rafferty.

Sources

Frank Smith, A History of Dedham Massachusetts (Transcript Press, 1936), page 358.

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Submitted by Paul S. Johnson
Submission Note Submitted 8/1/2015



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