Lawrence Base Ball Club of Cambridge

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Nick Name Lawrence BBC
Earliest Known Date 1858 -- Day and month unknown
Location Cambridge, MA, United States
Nine Class Junior
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From Protoball Entry #1858.51 – At Harvard, Two Clubs Play Series of Games by New York Rules

The Lawrence Base Ball Club and a club from the Harvard Law School played "regular matches" on campus. The Lawrence Club's 1858 Constitution stipulated that "the Game played by this Club shall be that known under the name of the �New York Game of Base Ball'" under its March 1858 rules, and that it would play no other game. The dates of the games against the law school and the nature of that club as not known, but accounts exist of intramural games in 1858.

"The Lawrence Base Ball Club," The Harvard Graduates' Magazine, Volume 25 (March 1917), pp 346-350. Accessed 2/16/10 via Google Books search ("lawrence base").

"The Lawrence Base Ball Club forms; members are chiefly from the Lawrence Scientific School, a part of Harvard University. It plays the "New York" style of the game."

Sources

"Harvard University Base Ball Club. Records of Organized Baseball at Harvard: an inventory". HUD 9500, Harvard University Archives. Summary of "Records of the Lawrence Base Ball Club", HUD 9600, Harvard University Archives.

Entered by Bob Tholkes
First in Location Cambridge, MA

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Bsallardice

1304 days ago
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The Boston Traveler, July 16, 1859 repots on a game of this team playing the Dane (Law) club of Cambridge, "upon the Delta." The Dane won, 54-48.

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