Forest City Base Ball Club of Cleveland

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Nick Name Forest City
Earliest Known Date 1865
Location Cleveland, OH, United States
Nine Class Senior
Description

Morris et al., "Baseball Pioneers: 1850-1870," p. 125, notes that while baseball was played in Cleveland as early as 1857, the first club, the Forest City, was not formed until late August 1865. The first game of the Forest City was Oct. 20, 1865, at "the Old State Fair Grounds," with Forest City losing to the Penfield Club of Oberlin College 67-28.

By 1866 "at least 11 new clubs" had been formed in Cleveland, and a prize was being offered for the championship team of the Western Reserve.

Sources

Morris et al., "Baseball Pioneers: 1850-1870," p. 125

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Found by Bruce Allardice

Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

Warning: Users should not rely on a team's won-loss record as a reflection of its "standing" among all base ball clubs. Team schedules were not balanced, and a good record against mostly weak opponents does not signify a leading club.

Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1865 1 Played 0 Won 1 Lost 0 Tied

Ballgames

Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1865-10-20 Cleveland OH Forest City Base Ball Club of Cleveland Penfield Club of Oberlin College 28 - 67 Cleveland, OH

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Field Years Edit Association with Club
State Fair Grounds, Cleveland 1865

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