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Amherst beats Williams in the first ever intercollegiate baseball game by a score of 73-22

07/01/1859
On the grounds of the Maplewood Female Institute in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, the college teams of Amherst and Williams, each thirteen men strong, met in the first intercollegiate baseball game.  The game lasted for twenty-six innings played over three hand a half hours with Henry D. Hyde pitching every inning for Amherst.  Under Massachusetts rules, though, each inning ended after only one out. Few of Hyde's fellow students saw his feat, however, since their faculty had refused to release them from classes that day.  The final score was 73-22 with Amherst victorious. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Harold Seymour, Baseball: The People's Game (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990), 133-134.

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