Monticello Club of Charlottesville

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Nick Name Monticello
Earliest Known Date Saturday, April 14, 1866
Location Charlottesville, VA, United States
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Students at the University of Virginia organized a baseball club there soon after the war. The Monticello’s of the university played the Excelsiors of Staunton June 1, 1866 at Charlottesville, winning 42-5. Valley Vindicator, June 8, 1866.

According to the Spalding Scrapbook, NYPL, the Monticello club of the UVA sprange into existence April 14, 1866, citing the NY Mercury, Dec. 30, 1866, article titled "The Baseball Season of 1866."

Charlottesville VA (current pop. 43,500)is about 70 miles NW of Richmond.

Staunton VA (current pop. about 24,000) is about 35 miles W of Charlottesville.

Found by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Charlottesville, VA
Entry Origin Sabrpedia

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