Amherst-Williams 1859 Baseball Game Re-Enacted

The sesquicentennial of the first intercollegiate baseball game, between rivals Amherst and Williams in 1859, saw a historically accurate re-enactment played out in Pittsfield, Mass., last month. The quirky game and accompanying chess match were covered by the The Boston Globe and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Baseball's Ph.D.s

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The local press went wild for the first intercollegiate baseball game--and the chess match that followed.

By Roger M. Williams '56

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