In Beirut in 1903

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Date of Game 1903
Location Beirut, Lebanon
Description

Penrose, "That They May Have Life. The Story of the American University of Beirut, 1866-1941" p. 114, quotes a 1903 visitor reporting that baseball was played there by the students. The Boston Herald, June 9, 1907, confirms his, saying "They have recently introduced American baseball, football, track sports and rowing in the Syrian Protestant college..." The Springfield [MA] Republican, Feb. 19, 1914, citing a new book on Lebanon by Leary, claims that "baseball, football, basketball and hockey" are played at the college. Penrose, op cit., p. 157, says that in 1914-15 sailors of US warships, docking in Beirut, played baseball.

Sources

Penrose, "That They May Have Life. The Story of the American University of Beirut, 1866-1941" (1941) p. 114

Found by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Lebanon



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