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Craig Waff, December 2008
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Digger Activity <p>Craig has compiled an initial tab <p>Craig has compiled an initial table of known “base ball” games – including those played by New York and Massachusetts rules and town ball games in Philadelphia and Cincinnati – played in the 1845 to 1860 period.  The table includes about 1000 games, about three times the number to be found in Peverelly (1866) and in Wright [2000], and incorporates generous samplings of text from newspaper accounts for many of them.  See his [[Games Tabulation]], which has links to lists for the greater New York area and 18 other regions.  For each game Craig supplies the date, location, source, and any significant game account excerpts.</p> <p>In the process of amassing the mega-table, Craig has found newspaper accounts of three early triple plays and what may be the first “over-the-fence” home run.  Craig is now researching the 1860 tours of the Brooklyn Excelsiors and is preparing essays on the Atlantic, Star, and Enterprise teams of Brooklyn for the Pioneer Project.</p> rooklyn for the Pioneer Project.</p>
Digger Activity Date 1 December 2008  +
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Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 1 November 2012 17:14:35  +
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