Club of Watertown

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Nick Name Watertown
Earliest Known Date 1885
Location Watertown, SD, United States
Nine Class Senior
Description

The St. Paul (MN) Globe July 31, 1885 reports that Watertown played Marshall Minnesota a game recently and, thinking the umpiring was a farce, demands a rematch.

Same, Sept. 19, 1887 reports that Watertown claims the championship of the Dakotas, having beaten the Fargo club, champs of North Dakota. Watertown won 34 of 40 games this year against teams from Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota, under coach/3b James Cantillion (Cantillon?).

The Sioux Falls Argus Leader, Sept. 14, 1887: "Watertown still continues to be the base ball Mecca." Same, Aug. 10, 1887 reports that a  Red River Valley Base Ball league is forming, with teams from Fargo, Grand Forks, Fergus Falls and Wahpetoe. Watertown, Aberdeen and Huron will join later.

Watertown was founded in 1879.

Sources

The St. Paul (MN) Globe July 31, 1885

Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Watertown, SD

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