McPherson Club of Decatur

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Nick Name McPherson
Earliest Known Date December 1866
Location Decatur, IL, United States
Nine Class Junior
Description

Robert D. Sampson, "Fields of Battle: The Problem of Base Ball Playing Space in Post Civil War Illinois," Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, vol. 110 Nos 3/4 (2017), 283-304, says this club was organized in Dec. 1866.

The Decatur Herald, July 13, 1909 has a long article on this team and it founding.

The McPherson Club of Decatur competed with the Excelsiors of Pana for the "junior" prize at the Decatur base ball tournament in Sept. 1867. They lost to Pana 58-20. See Decatur Republican, Sept. 19, 1867.

The McPherson Club had played this Pana club in August. See Pana. The Decatur Republican Aug. 8, 1867 says they played a game matching their first and second nines "at their grounds on Friday afternoon", with the 1st nine winning 62-17. The article gives a box score.

Sources

Decatur Republican, Aug. 8, 1867, Sept. 19, 1867.

Decatur Herald, July 13, 1909

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Decatur, IL

Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

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Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1867 1 Played 0 Won 1 Lost 0 Tied

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Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1867 Decatur IL McPherson Club of Decatur Excelsior Base Ball Club of Pana 20 - 58 Bruce Allardice

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Decatur Fairgrounds 1860s

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