Baseball sure has come a long way since its early days, and one noticeable change that has taken place over time is in the number of runs scored per game. The first college baseball game ever played took place on July 1, 1859 between Amherst and Williams College in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The final score? By some accounts, Amherst won the game 73-32. According to others, it was 66-32. Either way, if you like high-scoring games, this one provided enough runs to satiate any appetite!
5 thoughts on “This day in baseball: The first collegiate baseball game”
It’s great that college baseball remains under the radar of media attention.
I agree. I see what happens with college basketball, what with the one-and-dones and all the merchandising, etc., and it makes me shudder.
I have no doubt all those runs were scored. Those baseballs look pulverized! Another fun post, Precious. 🙂
It sounds like a score from the backyard whiffle ball game.
Yes, it really does 🙂 Baseball has changed so much. I would love to have a time machine to go back and watch this one.