Williams began playing baseball in 1859. That was also the birth of college baseball. On July 1st of that year, Williams played Amherst in Pittsfield in what is considered to have been the first collegiate baseball game. 

Since both Fordham and Williams enter their 150th baseball season this spring, they have scheduled a rare special game against each other. I don’t know what other special events are planned to commemorate the anniversary of The American Game. Williams will, of course, meet Amherst in the regular course of the season (and we hope the score will be considerably more favorable to the Ephs than it was in 1859).

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