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Craig Waff's Games Tabulations made foundational contributions to our effort to document games and clubs before baseball became a professional sport. Craig's work is memorialized in this section of the site and lives on as a substantial mass of entries in Pre-pro Baseball. For more information about Pre-pro Baseball, see our About Pre-pro page.

1859

Date of Game City/Town Playing Field Outcome Sources

8 Aug, 1859

(Mon)

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Base Ball Club grounds on King’s Fair Grounds (part of the Cass Farm)

Detroit 59

Early Risers 21

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times (2): “… the game being the first match of Base Ball in this city.  The grounds were filled at an early hour … the ‘Early Risers’ playing to disadvantage being on the grounds of the ‘Detroit Club,’ which is very uneven and not adapted to playing on.  They intend to have a new ground next season.”)

(1) Detroit Free Press, 9 Aug 1859 (NOT YET SEEN; cited by Peter Morris)

(2) M. H. H. [Morton H. Hawley], “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball in Detroit,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 6, no. 24 (13 Aug 1859), p. 372, col. 3

(3) Tate, “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball in Detroit,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 6, no. 24 (13 Aug 1859), p. 372, col. 3 (letter dated 9 Aug)

(4) Peter Morris, Baseball Fever, pp. 41-42

?, 1859

?

First Nine 25

Second Nine 11

(Detroit Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(1) Peter Morris, Baseball Fever, p. 43, footnote 19

19 Aug, 1859

(Fri)

?

Detroit 51

Early Risers 30

(1) Peter Morris, Baseball Fever, p. 42

30 Sep, 1859

Detroit, Michigan

Detroit Base Ball Club grounds on King’s Fair Grounds (part of the Cass Farm)

Detroit 23

Michigan Central Rail Road 23

(TIE)

(1) Detroit Free Press, 1 Oct 1859 (NOT YET SEEN; cited by Peter Morris)

(1) Peter Morris, Baseball Fever, pp. 42-43

31 Oct, 1859

(Mon)

Detroit

Detroit grounds

Detroit 45

Michigan Central Railroad 22

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “The day was cool, but nevertheless pleasant.”)

(1) Tats, “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball in Detroit,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 1, no. 11 (19 Nov 1859), p. 165, col. 3 [letter dated 2 Nov]

1860

Date of Game City/Town Playing Field Outcome Sources

25 May, 1860

(Fri)

Detroit, Mich.

Single 35

Married 28

(Detroit Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “The game was a close and exciting one, and was witnessed by a large assemblage of the citizens of Detroit.”)

(Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times: “We learn that the base ball boys of Detroit are moving with much vigor and spirit during the present season, and that a number of new Clubs have been organized, to push along this noble pastime.  Among them the ‘Detroit Base Ball Club’ occupies a well-deserved front-rank position.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball in Michigan,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 15 (9 Jun 1860), p. 228, col. 2

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball in the Peninsular State,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 14 (9 Jun 1860), p. 214, col. 3

2 Jun, 1860

Detroit, Mich.

Detroit Base Ball Club grounds

Dumon’s side 28

Sines’ side 20

(Detroit Base Ball Club intra-club game)

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “The Detroit is attached to the National Association.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Detroit Base Ball Club,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 16 (9 Jun 1860), p. 228, col. 2

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Detroit Base Ball Club,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 14 (9 Jun 1860), p. 214, col. 3

21 Jun, 1860

(Thu)

Detroit, Mich.

Detroit Base Ball Club 56

Detroit Cricket Club 24

(Porter’s Spirit of the Times: “It will be recollected that the last-named Club [Detroit Base Ball Club] published not long since in the Detroit Tribune a challenge to play a match game of Base Ball with any Base Ball Club in the State.  This challenge was accepted by the Cricket Club, with the understanding that a return game of Cricket should be played.”)

(New York Clipper: “The fielding of the cricket club was excellent, but not being up to all the technicalities of the game, played at a disadvantage.  No return game will be played, as the cricketers find base ball too much like hard work.”)

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Detroit Base Ball Club vs. Detroit Cricket Club,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 19 (3 Jul 1860), p. 293, col. 1

(2) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball vs. Cricket—Detroit B. B. C. vs. Detroit Cricket Club,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 19 (14 Jul 1860), p. 299, col. 1

(3) “Cricket vs. Base Ball,” New York Clipper, [?] Jul 1860

17 Jul, 1860

(Tue)

Detroit, Mich.

Detroit 25

Early Risers 22

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base-Ball: Base Ball in Michigan,” Porter’s Spirit of the Times, vol. 8, no. 24 (7 Aug 1860), p. 372, col. 3

(3) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball in Detroit—Detroit vs. Early Risers,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 2, no. 23 (11 Aug 1860), p. 363, col. 2

28 Aug, 1860

(Tue)

Jackson, Mich.

Daybreak (Jackson) 21

Early Risers (Detroit) 20

(1) “Out-Door Sports: Base Ball: Base Ball in Detroit, Michigan—Detroit vs. Jackson,” Wilkes’ Spirit of the Times, vol. 3, no. 2 (15 Sep 1860), p. 26, col. 2

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