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Nick Name Tampa
Earliest Known Date 1878
Location Tampa, FL, United States
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Quesada, Baseball in Tampa Bay, pp. 7, 16, says that baseball teams were organized by Tampa residents in the 1880s. And Tampa had a team in the first short-lived Florida State League in 1892. For more on this 1892 team, see the Leesburg entry.

"Tampa Bay History" vol. 23 (2009) p. 46 says that Thomas Crichton, son of a former mayor of Tampa, organized a ball team there in 1878. Unfortunately, no exact cite for this is given.

The "Sporting Life," Jan. 24, 1891: "Ocala, Fla., Jan. 17--Editor Sporting Life--The Tamp base ball champions of southern Florida in the past few years crossed bats with the Ocala "Greats" last Friday..." with Ocala winning 9 to 1. This implies Tampa baseball had been going on for years prior to 1891--to the mid 80s or so--and perhaps earlier.

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"Tampa Bay History" vol. 23 (2009) p. 46

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Tampa, FL
Entry Origin Sabrpedia

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