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First Game in Canada Played by New York Rules?

Salience Noteworthy
Location Canada
City/State/Country: ONT, Canada West
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult

"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, June 11, 1859


Young Canada prevailed, 68-41. 

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Are there earlier claims for the first Knicks-style game in Canada? Item #1856.18 above was likely a predecessor game, right?

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Submitted by Craig Waff
Submission Note September 2008


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