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Submitted Entries: 7
Brian Turner reports that his recent research has remained focused on bat-ball and bat-and-ball, but has also focused on settlement patterns in western Massachusetts, to tease out whether that tells us something about why ball games were apparently named one thing (bat-ball) in one town (Northampton) in 1791 and another thing in other towns (such as the names ball games were known by Pittsfield).
Brian Turner co-wrote a contribution to the "Special Protoball Issue" of Base Ball this Spring:
- Turner, Brian and Larry McCray (2011) "1621 -- Pilgrim Stoolball and the Profusion of American Safe-Haven Ballgames." Base Ball. 5(1): 10 -16.
The article surveys base ball's the many predecessor games before the New York game was established.