Palmetto Club of Charleston

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Nick Name Palmetto
Earliest Known Date 1866
Location Charleston, SC, United States
Description

The diary of Samuel Lowry, 17th SC Infantry, notes that while stationed at Charleston in 1864 he and his buddies played "ball." See published diary, Jan, 26, 1864 entry. Charleston Mercury May 22, 1866 reported that a baseball club, formed by Messrs. Wardell and Denny, “the first of its kind ever known in our city,” gave an exhibition at the Citadel College green.

The Palmetto BBC issued a challenge to any club in GA, SC or NC. See Charleston Daily News, Dec. 15, 1866.

By 1868 numerous teams had been formed in Charleston. The New York Clipper, Aug. 29, 1868, says that Charleston has as senior teams the Alert, Carolina, Eclipse and ___ [illegible], junior clubs Young Alert, Franklin, Palmetto Jr. Conquest and __, plus 2 "colored" clubs.

Charleston SC had a population of about 49,000 in 1870.

Sources

Charleston Mercury May 22, 1866

Found by Bruce Allardice
First in Location SC
Entry Origin Sabrpedia

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
1866 1 Played 0 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied

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Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1866-06-26 Charleston SC Palmetto Club of Charleston Palmetto Club of Charleston Bruce Allardice

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