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Canadian Game
Comment <p>Protoball draft, 5/7/2015; to be reworked as needed.</p>
Description <p>The <em>New York Clipper &l <p>The <em>New York Clipper </em>reported two 1860 games in southernmost Ontario as "the Canadian game" between the Ingersoll and Woodstock clubs [add locations?].</p> <p>The playing rules for this game are not given [is there anything beside the 11 player sides that signals that it's unusual?]. </p> <p>In May 2015, William Humber re-examined other accounts of Canadian ballplaying, and suggests/hypothesizes/concludes that seven playing conventions/rules/practices may have distinguished it from other North American predecessor games:</p> <p>[1] Eleven players.</p> <p>[2] All-out-side out innings.</p> <p>[3] Two innings to be played.</p> <p>(Note that these three rules are familiar cricket rules)</p> <p>[4] Use of four bases, in addition to home base</p> <p>[5] The plugging of baserunners when away from bases</p> <p>[6] Throwing, not pitching to batsmen</p> <p>[7] 40-foot bases [sic?], with first base [how?] close to home</p> <p>In drawing up this list, Humber drew on the <em>Clipper </em>articles, recollections of Adam Ford that may have come from his own playing days from 1848 to 1855, and a <em>Clipper </em>account of a 1859 game played by [a London ONT club? Woodstock itself?  other?].</p> <p>By [date/year], it appears that all ONT clubs had adopted the NY rules. </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
Game Eras Predecessor  + , Post-1900  +
Game Family Baseball  +
Game Regions Rest of World  +
Has Supplemental Text true  +
Invented Game false  +
Location Canada  +
Sources <p>William Humber, "Deconstructing Beachville," April 2015, [use PBall url?]; Ford site, three Clipper cites.</p>
Term Canadian Game  +
Categories Games  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 14 May 2015 19:59:26  +
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