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Sharon MA Victory in Boston Seen As State Championship

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Championship Games, Pre-modern Rules
City/State/Country: Boston, Sharon, MA, United States
Game Massachusetts Game
Immediacy of Report Retrospective
Age of Players Adult


"A much more pleasing picture is the recreation enjoyed by the boys of the 33rd [MA] Regiment.  There were thirteen Sharon boys in the regiment and most of them had been members of the Sharon Massapoags, the state baseball champions of 1857. They were very fond of telling their [Civil War] soldier friends of this exciting occasion in which they defeated their rivals, the Olympics, in three straight games.  They had borrowed red flannel shirts from the Stoughton Fire Department and contended for the championship on Boston Common.  The last train for Sharon left around four o'clock.  By special arrangement with the Providence R. R. they had been allowed to ride home in an empty freight attached to a regular train."


Amy Morgan Rafter Pratt, The History of Sharon, Massachusetts to 1865 (Boston U master's thesis, 1935, page74.  Search string: <morgan rafter pratt>.

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