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(Special thanks to Parent ’12 for linking to this lively article in the NY Times about yesterday’s re-enactment of the 1859 game.)

Some fun facts:

*Williams was trounced by Amherst in that original face-off, with a 25-inning game, and an end score of  73-32!

*The field was not a diamond back then, but instead, the configuration you see here. 

*The umpire wore a bowler hat, waistcoat and tails (something of which I believe even Rechtal would approve).

 

What fun!

Who was there to witness the antics? Could we get a first-hand report?

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