First Record of a Base Ball Game being Played?

Here’s a link to a BBC report about a reference to a game being played in Surry, England in 1749, with the Prince of Wales playing, no less. The game was reported in the Whitehall Evening Post, on 19 September, 1749.

bae ball 1749

The previous first record was of a game in Guilford in 1755.
The first record of the game being played in the U.S. was at a Valley Forge army camp in 1778.

 

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