Pittsfield will host, and ESPNU with televise, the 150th anniversary of America’s first inter-collegiate baseball game. May 3rd, 1 p.m. There will also be a “vintage game,” chess match reenactment, and $1000 poster design contest.

Details here and here.

Amherst won the first contest between the two schools by a score of 73 to 32, in 25 innings. When the two schools couldn’t agree on a site, the Pittsfield Base Ball Club donated its grounds, a field located near the intersection of North St. and Maplewood Ave. The schools have played each other 292 times, and Amherst leads the series 164-125-2. Each team has won 12 times since 2000.

EDIT @ 11:19 – It’s in May, not March, as has been pointed out in the comments.

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