In Gravesend on 15 June 1871

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Date of Game Thursday, June 15, 1871
Location Gravesend, England
Description

David Block, "Pastime Lost" p. 238 mentions a "first known match [baseball game] played in England, when members of the Sheridan Base Ball Club of Ithaca, Michigan, who were serving as seamen aboard the American frigate USS Franklin, organized a game on June 15, 1871, while on shore leave in the town of Gravesend in Kent."

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David Block, "Pastime Lost" p. 238

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Found by David Block
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location England



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