Bowdoin College Club of Brunswick v Sunrise Club of Brunswick on 10 October 1860

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Date of Game Wednesday, October 10, 1860
Location Topsham, ME, United States
Home Team Bowdoin College Club of Brunswick
Away Team Sunrise Club of Brunswick
NY Rules Likely

From Protoball Entry #1860.23 – NY Game Gets to ME

"The first documented game of baseball to actually be played in Maine took place on October 10, 1860. . . . that October saw the Sunrise Club of Brunswick host the senior class team of Bowdoin [College] at the Topsham Fair Grounds."

Anderson, Will, Was Baseball Really Invented in Maine? (Will Anderson, Publisher, Portland, 1992), page 1. Anderson appears to rely on The Brunswick Telegraph, October 12, 1860.

Topsham is about a mile NW of Brunswick ME, and Bowdoin College is just south of Brunswick.

Open Issue: Can we confirm that this game followed Association rules?

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First in Location Topsham, ME
Players Locality Local
Entry Origin Sabrpedia


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