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.

The Thurston Pitch

By Roger M. Williams '56

From Eckley to Thurston to... ?

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

The Personal Touch

Coach Thurston’s Playbook

Crazy ’08: How a Cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads and Magnates Created the Greatest Year in Baseball History

By Cait Murphy ’83. New York City: Smithsonian Books, 2007. 368 pp.
Cait Murphy '83
To Cait Murphy '83, the 1908 baseball season had
everything: the bizarre, the beautiful, the sublime,
the ridiculous.
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