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Club Organized in St. Louis MO

Salience Noteworthy
Location Missouri
City/State/Country: St. Louis, MO, United States
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Age of Players Adult

"CLUB ORGANIZED, - A base ball club was organized in St. Louis, Mo, on the 1st inst. It boasts of being the first organization of the kind in that city, but will not, surely, long stand alone. It numbers already 18 members, officers as follows: President, C. D. Paul; Vice do, J. T. Haggerty; Secretary, C. Thurber; Treasurer, E. R. Paul. They announce their determination to be ready to play matches in about a month.


New York Clipper, September 3, 1859. 


In a 4/1/2013 email, Jeff Kittel confirms the date and source of this account, and estimates that this is he oldest primary evidence of base ball, and of a base ball club, in St. Louis.

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Submitted by Craig Waff, Jeff Kittel
Submission Note In September 2008 Craig supplied an unclearly dated facsimile from the Mears Collection, and in 2013 Jeff Kittel confirmed its date and source.


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