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The First Inter-Collegiate Baseball Game

 
 
The First Inter-Collegiate Baseball Game Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
1. The First Inter-Collegiate Baseball Game Marker
Inscription.
The First Inter-Collegiate Baseball Game
In America
Was Played On This Site
Between Williams and Amherst Colleges
Under the Sponsorship of the Pittsfield Baseball Club
The Three and One Half Hour Contest Was Won
By Amherst, 73 to 32
Game Re-enacted During Bicentennial Celebration
In 1976 at Wahconah Park

 
Location. 42° 27.304′ N, 73° 15.103′ W. Marker is in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is at the intersection of North Street (U.S. 7) and Maplewood Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pittsfield MA 01201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. On This Spot (here, next to this marker); Berkshire County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Mr. and Mrs. John Chandler Williams (approx. half a mile away); Elkanah Watson (approx. half a mile away); Pittsfield Soldiers Monument (approx. half a mile away); First Agricultural Fair (approx. half a mile away); Pittsfield Elm Tree (approx. half a mile away); Francis Joseph Quirico Court Complex (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Pittsfield.
 
Regarding The First Inter-Collegiate Baseball Game.
The First Inter-Collegiate Baseball Game Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
2. The First Inter-Collegiate Baseball Game Marker
The game was played on July 1, 1859. The two balls used in the contest, one supplied by each side, are enshrined under glass in the Amherst archives. Other colleges have claimed the title of “oldest game”, but the National Collegiate Baseball Hall of Fame recognizes the Amherst-Williams rivalry as “the oldest in college baseball.” The rivalry continues to this day.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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