Club of St. Louis

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Nick Name Club of St. Louis
Earliest Known Date Thursday, September 1, 1859 -- Possibly not September
Location St. Louis, MO, United States
Description

From Protoball Entry #1859.39 – Club Organized in St. Louis MO

"CLUB ORGANIZED, – A base ball club was organized in St. Louis, Mo, on the 1st inst. It boasts of being the first organization of the kind in that city, but will not, surely, long stand alone. It numbers already 18 members, officers as follows: President, C. D. Paul; Vice do, J. T. Haggerty; Secretary, C. Thurber; Treasurer, E. R. Paul. They announce their determination to be ready to play matches in about a month."

St. Louis MO (1860 pop. about 161,000) was then the 8th largest city in the US.

Sources

New York Clipper, September 3, 1859. 

Note. Richard Hershberger located a reference to this club in the April 22, 1860 issue of the New York Sunday Mercury.  Notes on the content of the article were not relayed.

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Do we know how long this club played?

 

Found by Craig Waff, Jeff Kittel, and Richard Hershberger
First in Location MO
Entry Origin Sabrpedia

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Bsallardice

1037 days ago
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The Daily Missouri Republican, April 23, 1868 has the Athletic Club attending the state baseball convention, with Charles D. Paul and Edward J. McKeon as 2 of its delegates. This is the same Charles D. Paul (bc. 1840, died 1904/5) who was an officer of the 1859 club of St. Louis. He and his brother Edmond Rene Paul (1837-82) were scions of one of the first families of St. Louis.

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