Patch Baseball

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Game Patch Baseball
Game Family Baseball Baseball
Location New York
Regions US
Eras 1800s, Predecessor
Description

Patch Baseball is evidently  name for a form of baseball that allows the plugging of runners. We find the term used in upstate New York in about 1850.  "Patching" is another word for "plugging" or "burning" baserunners.

Sources

See Protoball Chronology item 1850c.17.  Thanks to Skip McAfee for explaining the term.



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