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Ballplaying Remembered in Dedham Massachusetts

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Pre-modern Rules
City/State/Country: Dedham, MA, United States
Game Massachusetts Game
Immediacy of Report Retrospective
Age of Players Youth

"Sixty-five years ago the boys had a ball club which was known as the "Winthrops" who played on a pasture lot beyond Mr. White's house on east Street.  Ball playing was frequently enjoyed upon the fields of owners who were willing to allow public use  to be made of such land.  A record is here given of a game  that took place at a time when the ball was thrown at the runner between bases to put him out. The score is here appended -- that the present [1930's] generation may know what a real ball game was like in the early days of the game [partial box score listed].  Masks were not invented then, so a cap pulled well down over the eyes have to do duty for a mask."


Frank Smith, A History of Dedham Massachusetts (Transcript Press, 1936), page 358.

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Does Smith reveal his source for the pre-1970 box score?

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Submitted by Paul S. Johnson
Submission Note Submitted 8/1/2015


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