In Pownal on 5 May 1853

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Date of Game Thursday, May 5, 1853
Game Ball
Location Pownal, ME, United States
Has Source On Hand No
NY Rules No - Predecessor
Description "while catching behind at a game of ball, [the son of Reuben Cutler] was struck in  the back of his head by a bat" and died later that evening (the 5th).The notion that he was struck by a "bat" while catching suggests this "game of ball" was a form of base or town ball.
Sources (Saco) Maine Democrat, May 24, 1853
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