American residents v Nine from the USS Colorado on 26 October 1871

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Date of Game Thursday, October 26, 1871
Location Yokohama, Japan
Home Team  Add Club Page American residents
Away Team  Add Club Page Nine from the USS Colorado
Score 11 - 14
Innings 4
Description

The New York Herald, Dec. 18, 1871: "Yokohama, Nov. 2, 1871.... The first base ball match ever played in Yokohama came off on the 26th ult., between nine American residents of this place, and a picked nine of the United States Ship Colorado." The sailors won 14-11 in a game called on account of darkness after 4 innings.

The North China Herald, May 20, 1879, reports on a recent base ball game between a team of the USS Monongahela, "and a Yokohama team" won by the sailors 15-10.

Is this the first ever ballgame in Japan?

Sources

The New York Herald, Dec. 18, 1871

Found by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Japan
Players Locality Local
Entry Origin Sabrpedia



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