Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Baseball game in 1862 drew 10,000

The score of what might have been one of the largest sporting events of the 19th century — and played on Hilton Head Island — is still a mystery. The Hilton Head Baseball Championship took place Christmas Day 1862, with about 10,000 Union soldiers and Confederate prisoners watching, according to regimental records at the New York State Military Museum. • Article

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