Created By: Sandwich Historical Commission
Capt. Nichols was a whaling captain out of New Bedford who retired to Sandwich. During the Civil War many young men learned to play the new game of base ball. When some returned to Sandwich, they played the first game on Cape Cod in November 1865 on Nichols' property on nearby School Street. Grateful, they called themselves The Nichols Base Ball Club of Sandwich, the first 9-man team on Cape Cod.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Sandwich Historical Properties Tour