Young Canadian Club of Toronto v Young American Club of Hamilton on 24 May 1859

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Date of Game Tuesday, May 24, 1859
Location Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Home Team Young Canadian Club of Toronto
Away Team Young American Club of Hamilton
Score 68 - 41
Game Officials J. Taylor
NY Rules Likely

From Protoball Entry #1859.41 – First Game in Canada Played by New York Rules?

"YOUNG CANADA vs. YOUNG AMERICA. – These two base ball clubs of Canada (the former of Toronto, the latter of Hamilton) played the first game of base ball that has ever taken place there, we believe, under the rules of the N. Y. Base Ball Association, on Tuesday, 24th ult., at Hamilton." The New York Clipper (printed date omitted; "May 1859" entered in hand, page omitted.) Facsimile from the Mears Collection provided by Craig Waff, September 2008. Young Canada prevailed, 68-41. Note: Are there any earlier claims for the first Knicks-style game in Canada?

"In 1959 the Hamilton Young American and the Toronto Young Canadian baseball clubs competed in Canada's first intercommunity baseball game using the New York rules."

D. Flaherty and F. Manning, The Beaver Bites Back? American Popular Culture in Canada (McGill-Queens Press, 1993), page 155.



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