Ballgame in Taipei in 1897

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Date of Game 1897
Location Taipei, Taiwan
NY Rules Likely

"Baseball's Japanese 'origins' are still an important part of the Taiwanese heritage. The sport, which was well developed in Japanese schools by the 1890s, was imported to the colony of Taiwan about 1897, just two years after its incorporation into the Japanese Empire. [It was] initially played by colonial bureaucrats, bankers and their sons in Taihoku (Taibei) . . . "

Andrew Morris, Taiwan: Baseball, Colonialism, and Nationalism, in G. Gmelch, ed., Baseball Without Borders (U Nebraska Press, 2006), page 66. Morris does not cite a source for the c1897 date.

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First in Location Taiwan
Players Locality Non-local
Entry Origin Sabrpedia


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