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The Hicks-Sawyer Minstrel Baseball Club

The Hicks-Sawyer Minstrel Baseball Club

The Hicks-Sawyer Minstrels were a troupe of African American performers who toured Australia and New Zealand from 1888 to 1890. A group of talented baseball players among them made up the Hicks-Sawyer Baseball Club who put on games against local teams. These games promoted both the troupe and the sport of baseball. This account of the Hicks-Sawyer Baseball Club is from the Evening Post, 8 November 1888.

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Reference: Evening Post, 8 November 1888, p. 2

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Tony Smith and David Green, 'Softball and baseball - Baseball in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/document/39660/the-hicks-sawyer-minstrel-baseball-club (accessed 20 September 2019)

Story by Tony Smith and David Green, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jul 2015