In Austin in February 1859

From Protoball
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Pre-pro Baseball

Add a Ballgame
Add a Predecessor Game
Add a Field
Add a Club
Add a Player
Add a Game Official

Base Ball Firsts
Add a Base Ball First

About Pre-pro
Waff's Game Tabulation
Bob Tholkes RIM Tabulation

Awaiting Review
Date of Game February 1859
Location Austin, TX, United States
Field Grounds north of the Texas Capitol Bldg.
NY Rules Doubtful

The Austin Southern Intelligencer, February 23, 1859, reported “a real old fashioned game of base or town ball” being played in Austin, on the prairie north of the Capitol. The teams made up mostly of government and store clerks, with fifteen men on a side. From the context, it appears the game played was probably town-ball or some predecessor game, as the writer of the article said the game reminded him of the ball game he played as a youth, and that there were 15 men on a side.



Austin Southern Intelligencer, February 23, 1859

Comment Edit with form to add a comment
Query Edit with form to add a query
Found by Bruce Allardice
Players Locality Local
Entry Origin Sabrpedia


<comments voting="Plus" />