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Clipper Editor: NYC Now Has Five Clubs "in Good Condition"

Salience Noteworthy
Tags Newspaper Coverage
Location Greater New York City
City/State/Country: nyc, NY, United States
Game Base Ball


In March 1855, the editor of the Clipper listed five teams that were "in good condition" and the locations of their twice-a-week practices - Gothams at Red House, Harlem; Knickerbockers, Eagle, and Empire at Elysian Fields at Hoboken , and the Excelsiors in Brooklyn. 




New York Clipper, March 3, 1855; from the Mears Collection.


Articles published later in the New York Clipper, the Spirit of the Times, the New-York Daily Times, and the Brooklyn Daily Eagle announced the first appearance in print of 18 new clubs in the Greater NYC region during 1855.

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Submitted by Craig Waff
Submission Note Provided September 2008


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