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Pre-Civil-War “Base Ball”-Related Games Played Outside of NYC Region

 

Compiled by Craig B. Waff

 

(14 December 2008 version)

 

Acronyms:

 

NYC = New York Clipper

PSOT = Porter’s Spirit of the Times

 

 

Date of Game

City/Town

Playing Field

Outcome

Sources

 

 

 

 

1859

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24 Nov

(Thanks-giving)

Augusta, Ga.

Parade Grounds

W.D.’s side 43

P.B.’s side 19

(town ball – 2 innings)

(1) “Town Ball,” NYC, [?] Nov 1859

 

 

 

 

1860

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26 May

Evansville, Indiana

Single 99

Married 67

(town ball – 5-inning Evansville Town Ball Club intra-club game)

(1) “Town Ball at Evansville, Ind.,”

NYC, [?] May 1860

 

 

 

 

9 Jul

(Mon)

St. Louis, Mo.

Morning Star 49

Cyclone 24

(PSOT: “The first game of base ball that was ever played West of the Mississippi, under the rules of the National Association, …”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball at St. Louis, Mo.,” PSOT, vol. 8, no. 21 (17 Jul 1860), p. 325, col. 3

 

 

 

 

16 Jul

(Mon)

Oberlin, Ohio

Uptown grounds

Railroad 49

Uptown 45

(1) “Base Ball at Oberlin, O.,” NYC, [?] July 1860