In Canton in 1837undefined

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Date of Game 1837
Game Town Ball
Location Canton, IL, United States
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The Dickson Baseball Dictionary, p. 885, says that in 1837 Canton, Illinois, outlawed playing "town ball" on Sunday. This undoubtedly sources swan's 1871 history of Canton, p. 100, which quotes an 1837 ordinance banning the Sunday play of "bandy, cricket, cat, town-ball, corner-ball, over-ball, fives, or any other game of ball..." with a penalty of a $1 fine. .


The Dickson Baseball Dictionary, p. 885

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