First Known Use of the Term "Town Ball"

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Date Saturday, June 14, 1834
Location Springfield, IL, United States


"Any person who shall on the Sabbath day play bandy, cricket, cat, town ball, corner ball, over ball, fives, or any other game of ball, within the limits of the Corporation, or shall engage in pitching dollars, or quoits in any public place, shall on conviction thereof, be fined the sum of one dollar." 


Illinois Weekly State Journal, June 14, 1834.

Submitted by Richard Hershberger
Submission Note Email of 2/15/2014.


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