The first baseball team in Sudbury was put together in 1890 and captained by Donald Frood.  Despite the fact that lacrosse was the fan favourite at that time, baseball was a popular sport and interest in it grew over the years.

Early baseball games were pick-up in nature and were well suited to a small mining town, since little equipment was required to play the game.

Some of the rules of baseball were quite different in the early days of the game.  For example, if a ground ball was hit and the retrieving player overthrew the ball and it landed outside the playing area, it was considered a home run hit for the opposing team.

As with other sports, the baseball diamond was a place where players fought for the honour of their town.  Sudbury's team would compete against Wahnapitae, Copper Cliff, or North Bay for town bragging rights.


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