Base Ball Club of Pithole City

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Nick Name Pithole
Earliest Known Date Friday, April 20, 1866
Location Pithole City, PA, United States
Nine Class Senior
Description

The Pithole City Daily Record, April 21, 1866, reports that last evening, at Brady's office, the Pithole Base Ball Club was organized with Captain E. H. Brady elected president.

Same May 9, 1866 reports on an intersquad game of this club, and gives a box score. 

Same Sept. 7, 1866: "Base Ball--the Stella Base Ball Club will have a practice game this afternoon... on the old ground of the Pithole Base Ball Club, at 2d street."

Pithole City (Pithole) was an oil boom town, platted May 1865, incorporated Nov. 30, 1865. It soon had 20,000 residents. When the oil ran out, it was abandoned (237 residents in 1870) and is today a ghost town.

Sources

The Pithole City Daily Record, April 21, 1866

Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Pithole City, PA

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Bsallardice

1207 days ago
Score 0
The New York Clipper, July 14, 1866 reports that the Titusville team, on June 29, defeated the Pithole (PA) team 62-9. Gives a box score.

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