Club of Old Point

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Nick Name Old Point
Earliest Known Date 1866
Location Old Point, VA, United States
Modern Address Old Point Comfort, Hampton VA
Description

The Philadelphia Evening Telegraph, Nov. 26, 1866 reports that on Nov. 24 at Fortress Monroe, the Old Point BBC played the Fortress Monroe BBC, composed of officers of the fortress garrison, at Fortress Monroe.

A team from Old Point often played against the Creighton of Norfolk in 1867. The team may have been comprised on the soldiers of nearby Fortress Monroe. See Stewart, Early Professional Baseball in Hampton Roads, p. 9.

Old Point appears to refer to Old Point Comfort in Hampton VA. It is about 80 miles SE (and downriver) from Richmond, and across the James River headwaters from Norfolk VA. Hampton's population in 1870 was about 2,300.

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The Philadelphia Evening Telegraph, Nov. 26, 1866

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Found by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Old Point, VA
Entry Origin Sabrpedia

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