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|
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|Home Team||Bowdoin College Club of Brunswick|
|Away Team||Sunrise Club of Brunswick|
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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|
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