This day in baseball: The first collegiate baseball game

Baseballs used in the first collegiate game between Amherst and Williams College (Amherst College Archives)

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 Comments on “This day in baseball: The first collegiate baseball game”

  1. steve says:

    It’s great that college baseball remains under the radar of media attention.

  2. Bill says:

    I have no doubt all those runs were scored. Those baseballs look pulverized! Another fun post, Precious. 🙂

  3. It sounds like a score from the backyard whiffle ball game.


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