Pastimes Club of Richmond

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Nick Name Pastimes
Earliest Known Date 1866
Location Richmond, VA, United States
Nine Class Senior
Description

Daniel, Baseball in Richmond, says that in Oct. 1866 the Pastimes played the National of DC before 4000 fans at the "fair grounds." Pastimes lost 76-19. President of the Pastimes was Alexander G. Babcock, a player on prewar NYC teams who had moved to VA and served as a Sergeant in the Confederate army. The Pastimes toured MD in Sept. 1867, playing the local teams.

Bill Hicklin notes this club was captained by Alexander Babcock of the Richmond Club, and was Richmond's all-star club.  The Pastimes lost a game played for the Virginia championship on July 2, 1867, beaten by the University of Virginia's Monticello Club, 53-25.

Sources

Daniel, Baseball in Richmond

Found by Bruce Allardice, Bill Hicklin
Entered by Bruce Allardice

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 1867-07-02 Richmond VA Monticello Club of Charlottesvile Pastimes Club of Richmond 53 - 25 Bill Hicklin

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Bsallardice

726 days ago
Score 0
Alexander G. Babcock (1835-94) was a northerner who'd played for the Brooklyn Atlantics, but fought for the Confederacy.

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