Baseball Match, 1876

The Dream of a Team

Baseball in Canada

The crack of the bat was first heard in North America in the early nineteenth century. In Canada, the sport's roots go back to 1838, when a game closely resembling current day baseball was played between teams from Beachville and Zorra Township, Ontario.


International Base-Ball Match Between the Tecumseh Club, and the Mutuals (Professional) of Chicago, London, Ont., Canadian Illustrated News, vol.XIV, no. 3, 41, 15 July, 1876, McArthur, J. C., artist