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Williams College Bans Dangerous Ball-playing

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Tags Bans, College
Location New England
City/State/Country: Williamstown, MA, United States
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Youth, Adult

". . . the students in the College and scholars in the Grammar School, shall not be permitted to play at ball, or use any other sport or diversion, in or near the College Edifice, by which the same may be exposed to injury."


The Laws of Williams College (H. Willard, Stockbridge, 1805), p. 40. Per Thomas L. Altherr, "A Place Leavel Enough to Play Ball," reprinted in David Block, Baseball before We Knew It, p.239; ref #42.

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