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|Description=Apparently a variant spelling of base ball. The most famous usage is in a Princeton student’s diary entry for 1786, which reveals only that the game involves catching and hitting.[18]
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|Location=Princeton, NJ
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|Description=<p>Apparently a variant spelling of base ball. The most famous usage is in a Princeton student&rsquo;s diary entry for 1786, which reveals only that the game involves catching and hitting.</p>
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|Sources=<p><span>See Protoball Chronology entry #1786.1.</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span>A second entry, #1848c.9, includes baste ball in a list of boyhood games played by future US President Benjamin Harrison.</span></p>
 
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Game Baste Ball
Game Family Baseball Baseball
Location Princeton, NJ
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Apparently a variant spelling of base ball. The most famous usage is in a Princeton student’s diary entry for 1786, which reveals only that the game involves catching and hitting.

Sources

See Protoball Chronology entry #1786.1.  A second entry, #1848c.9, includes baste ball in a list of boyhood games played by future US President Benjamin Harrison.

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