Pre-pro Clubs and Games in Chicago, IL

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Pre-pro Baseball > United States > Illinois > Chicago 38 Games and 242 Clubs

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Firsts

Type / Page Club / Match Date City Borough State First in
Club Union Club of Chicago 1856-08-12 Chicago IL IL
Ballgame Union Club of Chicago v Plowboys Club of Downers Grove 1858-07-07 Chicago IL Chicago, IL
Club Sanford's Candy Pullers 1870 Chicago IL US

Games

Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1858-07-07 Chicago IL Union Club of Chicago Plowboys Club of Downers Grove Chicago, IL Craig Waff
Ballgame 1858-08-30 Chicago IL Excelsior Club of Chicago Union Club of Chicago 17 - 11 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1858-09-13 Chicago IL Excelsior Club of Chicago Union Club of Chicago 30 - 17 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1859-06-11 Chicago IL Excelsior Club of Chicago Atlantic Club of Chicago 31 - 17 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1859-07-16 Chicago IL Atlantic Club of Chicago Excelsior Club of Chicago 30 - 23 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1859-07-27 Chicago IL Excelsior Club of Chicago Columbia Club of Chicago 49 - 33 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1859-08-01 Chicago IL Columbia Club of Chicago Columbia Club of Chicago Craig Waff
Ballgame 1859-08-08 Chicago IL Excelsior Club of Chicago Excelsior Club of Chicago Craig Waff
Ballgame 1859-08-16 Chicago IL Atlantic Club of Chicago Excelsior Club of Chicago 18 - 16 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1859-10-29 Chicago IL Excelsior Club of Chicago Excelsior Club of Chicago 24 - 12 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-04-21 Chicago IL Excelsior Jr. Club of Chicago Niagara Base Ball Club of Chicago 44 - 3 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-05-19 Chicago IL Osceola Club of Chicago Excelsior Jr. Club of Chicago Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-06-09 Chicago IL Niagara Base Ball Club of Chicago Atlantic, Jr. Club of Chicago 27 - 19 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-06-22 Chicago IL Excelsior Club of Chicago Excelsior Club of Chicago Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-07-20 Chicago IL Ossawatamie Club of Chicago Niagara Base Ball Club of Chicago 23 - 51 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-07-24 Chicago IL Excelsior Club--Douglas men Excelsior Club--Lincoln men 16 - 14 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-08-01 Chicago IL Ossawatamie Jr. Club of Chicago Wide Awake Sr. Club of Chicago 62 - 12 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-08-11 Chicago IL Osceola Club of Chicago Osceola Club of Chicago Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-08-18 Chicago IL Young America Club of Chicago Independent Club of Chicago Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-08-20 Chicago IL Atlantic Club of Chicago Excelsior Club of Chicago 17 - 9 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-08-23 Chicago IL Niagara Base Ball Club of Chicago Excelsior Jr. Club of Chicago Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-08-26 Chicago IL Atlantic Club of Chicago Excelsior Club of Chicago 23 - 12 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-09-22 Chicago IL Atlantic Club of Chicago Excelsior Club of Chicago Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-09-29 Chicago IL Osceola Jr. Club of Chicago Niagara Jr. Club of Chicago 43 - 17 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-10-20 Chicago IL Niagara Base Ball Club of Chicago Ossawatamie Club of Chicago 28 - 11 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1863-07 Chicago IL St. John's Church St. John's Church Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1863-07-18 Chicago IL Atlantic Club of Chicago Atlantic Club of Chicago Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1863-08-21 Chicago IL Osceola Club of Chicago Garden City Base Ball Club of Chicago Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1863-09-14 Chicago IL Osceola Club of Chicago Garden City Base Ball Club of Chicago 19 - 16 Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1864-02-10 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1865-08 Chicago IL Ogden Club of Chicago Atlantic Club of Chicago Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1867-08 Chicago IL Newspaper Reporters and Editors Printers 90 - 80 Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1867-08 Chicago IL Clerks of the First National Bank Clerks of the Union National Bank 49 - 14 Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1868-10-19 Chicago IL Reporters of Chicago Typographers of Chicago Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1869-08 Chicago IL Candymakers of P. L. Garrity Candymakers of Sanford Co. 56 - 24 Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1869-08 Chicago IL Lumber Inspectors Lumber Brokers 27 - 17 Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1869-10 Chicago IL Congregational Seminary Presbyterian Seminary 26 - 20 Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1870-07-08 Chicago IL Post Office clerks Reporters 60 - 40 Bruce Allardice

Clubs

Club Date City Borough State First in Contributor
Union Club of Chicago 1856-08-12 Chicago IL IL Bruce Allardice
Excelsior Club of Chicago 1858 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Niagara Base Ball Club of Chicago 1858-06-28 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Olympic Base Ball Club of Chicago 1859 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Atlantic Club of Chicago 1859-04-28 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Columbia Club of Chicago 1859-05-21 Chicago IL Richard Hershberger
Ossawatamie Club of Chicago 1860 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Osceola Club of Chicago 1860 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Young America Club of Chicago 1860 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Excelsior Jr. Club of Chicago 1860 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Little Giant Club of Chicago 1860 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Red Jacket Club of Chicago 1860 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Atlantic, Jr. Club of Chicago 1860-06-17 Chicago IL Richard Hershberger
Ossawatamie Jr. Club of Chicago 1860-08-01 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Wide Awake Sr. Club of Chicago 1860-08-01 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Independent Club of Chicago 1860-08-18 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Niagara Jr. Club of Chicago 1860-09-29 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Osceola Jr. Club of Chicago 1860-09-29 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Garden City Base Ball Club of Chicago 1863 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Pacific Club of Chicago 1865 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Ogden Club of Chicago 1865 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Liberty Club of Chicago 1866 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Resolute Base Ball Club of Chicago 1866 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Star Club of Chicago 1866 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Pioneer Base Ball Club of Chicago 1866 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Athletic Club of Chicago 1866 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Dexter Club of Chicago 1866 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Eastman Club of Chicago 1866 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Amateur Club of Chicago 1866-04-25 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Monitor Club of Chicago 1866 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Pacific Jr. Base Ball Club of Chicago 1866 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Comets Club of Chicago 1866-07 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Chicago Club of Chicago 1866-09-15 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Mutual Base Ball Club of Chicago 1867 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
National Club of Chicago 1867 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Welcomes Club of Chicago 1867 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Eureka Club of Chicago 1867 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Alpha Club of Chicago 1867 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Prairie State Base Ball Club of Chicago 1867 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Grasshopper Base Ball Club of Chicago 1867 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Empire Club of Chicago 1867 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Coronet Club of Chicago 1867 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Newsboys Club of Chicago 1867 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Weldon Club of Chicago 1867-05 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Bootblacks Club of Chicago 1867 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Museum Base Ball Club of Chicago 1867 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Chicago Jr. Club of Chicago 1867-08 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Meteor Club of Chicago 1867-08 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Rover Club of Chicago 1867-08 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Aetna Club of Chicago 1867-08-08 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Improvers Club of Chicago 1867-08-16 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Fire Flys Club of Chicago 1867-08-16 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Surprise Club of Chicago 1867 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Eclipse Jr. Club of Chicago 1867 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Fountain City Club of Chicago 1867 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Metropolitan Club of Chicago 1867 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Wolverine Club of Chicago 1867 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Manhattan Club of Chicago 1868 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Arctic Club of Chicago 1868 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Jameson and Morse Printing Co. Club of Chicago 1868 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Equator Club of Chicago 1868 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Economy Club of Chicago 1868 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Golden Rule Club of Chicago 1868 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Defiance Club of Chicago 1868 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Active Jr. Club of Chicago 1869 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Baltic Club of Chicago 1869 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Active Club of Chicago 1869 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Enterprise Club of Chicago 1869 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Social Club of Chicago 1869 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Mohawk Club of Chicago 1869 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Seabird Club of Chicago 1869 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Amateurs Jr. Base Ball Club 1869 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Desplaines Club of Chicago 1869 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Farwell and Co. Club of Chicago 1869 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Northwestern Base Ball Club 1869 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Bowen, Hunt and Winston Club of Chicago 1869 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Field Lieter and Co. Club of Chicago 1869 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Oriental Club of Chicago 1869 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Onward Club of Chicago 1869 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Union Glass Mfg. Co. Club of Chicago 1869 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
White Stockings Club of Chicago 1869-10 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Union Turners Club of Chicago 1870 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Little Wood Club of Chicago 1870 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Red Mountain Club of Chicago 1870 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Victors Club of Chicago 1870 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Protection Club of Chicago 1870 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Silver Heel Club of Chicago 1870 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Haymakers Club of Chicago 1870 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
IXLClub of Chicago 1870 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Lake Shore Base Ball Club of Chicago 1870 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Winners Club of Chicago 1870 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Rapid Club of Chicago 1870 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Contest Club of Chicago 1870 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Fourth Avenues Club of Chicago 1870 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Par Excellence Club of Chicago 1870 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Little Western Club of Chicago 1870 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Zephyr Club of Chicago 1870 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Prairie Club of Chicago 1870 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Hunter Club of Chicago 1870 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
Alert Club of Chicago 1870 Chicago IL Bruce Allardice
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Predecessor Games

Page Date Game City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score Contributor
Game 1844 Two Old Cat Chicago IL Bruce Allardice

Fields

Field City Borough State Contributor
Active Club Grounds at Lake and Ada Chicago IL
Amateur Club Grounds, 30th and Michigan Chicago IL
Columbia grounds at the corner of Canal and Mitchell streets Chicago IL
Corner of Twelfth and Halstead Streets Chicago IL
Dexter Park Chicago IL
Excelsior Grounds, State and 22nd Chicago IL
Excelsior grounds at the corner of Lake and May streets Chicago IL
Garden City Club Grounds, corner Taylor and May Chicago IL
Grounds at corner of Washington and Sheldon streets Chicago IL
Independent grounds on the corner of Twelfth and Rucker streets Chicago IL
Lake Front Park Chicago IL
Liberty Grounds at the Corner of Madison and Western Chicago IL
Mutual Grounds, Wabash and 26th St. Chicago IL
Niagara grounds at the corner of West Van Buren and Halstead streets Chicago IL
Niagara grounds on Sangamon St, between Jackson and Van Buren Chicago IL
Ogden Club grounds Chicago IL
Osceola grounds at Washington Park Chicago IL
Pacific Grounds at the Corner of Catherine and Morgan Chicago IL
Union grounds at the corner of South Halstead and West Harrison streets Chicago IL
West Side cricket grounds Chicago IL
Wright's Grove Chicago IL Bruce Allardice


Related Bibliography

Title Author Date State City Online Link Origins Study Group
19th Century Baseball in Chicago Rucker, M., and John Freyer 2003 IL Chicago
Baseball in Old Chicago Federal Writers' Project (Illinois) 1939 IL Chicago
The Baseball Fad in Chicago, 1865-1870 Freedman, Stephen 1978 IL Chicago
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