Early Risers Club of Detroit v Club of Detroit on 8 August 1859

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Date of Game Monday, August 8, 1859
Location Detroit, MI, United States
Field  Add Field Page Detroit Club Grounds
Home Team Early Risers Club of Detroit
Away Team Club of Detroit
Score 21 - 59
NY Rules Likely
Description

This game appears in the Protoball Games Tabulation (Detroit table) compiled by Craig Waff. It was reported on August 13, 1859 by Porter's Spirit, the correspondent calling it the "first match of Base Ball in this city."

Detroit's population in 1860 was about 45,500, and it was the 19th largest city in the US.

Sources

Craig Waff's Games Tabulation for Detroit, at http://protoball.org/Games_Tab:Detroit, which cites (1) M. H. H., “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball in Detroit,” PSOT, vol. 6, no. 24 (13 Aug 1859), p. 372, col. 3 (2) Tate, “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball in Detroit,” PSOT, vol. 6, no. 24 (13 Aug 1859), p. 372, col. 3 (letter dated 9 Aug).

First in Location MI
Players Locality Local
Entry Origin Sabrpedia



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