1859 March

14th  The Nassau Base Ball Club is organized on the Princeton campus by members of the class of 1862.

15th  At the annual meeting of the National Association of Base Ball Players, rule 36 is amended to read: “No party shall be competent to play in a match who receives compensation for his services.” This rule will not be enforced although the first instance of a player moving to accept a professional ball playing position, Al Reach, will not take place until 1864.