I just added a five thousand word piece on bat and ball games in the Illinois Country to the Protoball section. Its a thin sketch of an outline tracing the development of pre-modern baseball in the Illinois Country from 1700 to the late 1850s that I wrote a few years back. While I've continue to research the subject and have some more sources and evidence, the findings that I present are still valid and the piece goes a good job of conveying my thinking about pre-modern baseball during the era.
There are a couple of sources that I mention in the piece and a couple that I've found since I wrote it that I'd like to write about in more detail. There are some interesting stories surrounding all of that that I'd like to share with you. I'll add all of that as time allows.