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VT Man's Letter to Brother Says "Three Times is Out at Wicket"

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Location New England
City/State/Country: VT, United States
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"Three times is Out at wicket, next year if Something is not done I will retire to the Green Mountains."


Levi Allen to Ira Allen, July 7, 1787, in John J. Duffy, ed.,  (University Press of New England, Hanover NH, 1998), volume 1, p. 224. Per Thomas L. Altherr, "A Place Leavel Enough to Play Ball," reprinted in David Block, Baseball before We Knew It; see page 245 and ref #78.


Levi Allen, in Vermont, wrote to Ira Allen, in Quebec.

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Do we know how old the brothers were in 1787?  Do we know where they might have become with wicket?

Three times of what?  Is wicket known to have 3-out-side-out half-innings?  I couldn't mean three strikes, right?  Maybe three non-forward hits?


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