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Wesleyan, Yale Play Baseball Again, Just Like 150 Years Ago

Wesleyan, Yale Play Baseball Again, Just Like 150 Years Ago

WEST HAVEN — Right around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon, Wesleyan's Andrew Yin stepped into the batter's box at Yale Field to face Bulldogs pitcher Drew Scott, an at-bat to begin a game that was relatively meaningless in the context of team and season. It was a rare matchup between a team from Division III (Wesleyan) and Division I (Yale) that did, however, bear significance in the context of sport and history. Both programs are celebrating their 150th anniversary and, depending on what record-keeping one trusts or how one views the evolution of baseball, the first meeting between Wesleyan and Yale on Sept. 30, 1865 — a 39-13 Yale victory played somewhere in New Haven...

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