Pythian Club of Philadelphia

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Nick Name Pythian
Earliest Known Date 1866
Location Philadelphia, PA, United States
Nine Class Senior

The Philadelphia Evening Telegraph, March 30, 1867, lists two "colored" clubs existing in Philadelphia, the Excelsior and the Pythian, with the latter said to be the best. On Sept. 3, 1869 the Pythian played (and lost to) the (white) Olympic of Philadelphia, in what may be the first interracial game played in this country (see Chronology).

NYC 7-8-1871

Morris, "Base Ball Founders" pp. 251-254 says this club formed in 1866.

African American team


Morris, "Base Ball Founders" pp. 251-254.

The Philadelphia Evening Telegraph, March 30, 1867

Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice

Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

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Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1871 2 Played 2 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied


Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1871-06-18 Philadelphia PA Pythian Club of Philadelphia Mutual Club of Washington 28 - 13 Greg Christiano
Ballgame 1871-09-02 Philadelphia PA Pythian Club of Philadelphia Mutual Club of Washington 17 - 16 Greg Christiano

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