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Flour Citys First Base Ball Club in Rochester

Salience Noteworthy
Location Western New York
City/State/Country: Rochester, NY, United States
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult

 "The Flour City was the first club formed in Rochester, an occasion that was announced in the Rochester Democrat and American on May 3, 1858...(they) played Rochester's first reported match game on the hot afternoon of June 18..." Priscilla Astifan, in Base Ball Pioneers 1850-1870 (McFarland, 2012), p.92



Rochester Democrat and American, May 3, 1858

Rochester Union and Advertiser, June 19, 1858


A claim that the Live Oaks, or the Olympics, preceded the Flour Citys appears above - see #1855.14.

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Submitted by Priscilla Astifan
Submission Note December 2006


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