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Date of Game 1844
Game Two Old Cat
Location Chicago, IL, United States
Has Source On Hand No
NY Rules No - Predecessor
Description

Gale's "Reminiscences of Early Chicago and Vicinity" (1902) pp. 213-214 talks about his school days in 1844: "in the immediate vicinity of the school we could indulge in a game of 'two old cat' or in the hilarious sport of 'base ball.' We had no regulation balls or clubs, or even rules." Goes on the describe how the students made balls and bats. 

This was at Bennett's school, in modern downtown at the southwest corner of State  and Madison.

Sources

Gale's "Reminiscences of Early Chicago and Vicinity" (1902) pp. 213-214

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