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Colored Union Club Beats Unknowns, 33-24, in Brooklyn

Salience Noteworthy
Tags African Americans
Location Greater New York City
City/State/Country: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Game Base Ball
Immediacy of Report Contemporary
Age of Players Adult

"We, the members of the Colored Union Base Ball Club, return our sincere thanks to you for publishing the score of the game we played with the Unknown, of Weeksville on the 28th ult. [September 28, 1860]).

"We go under the name the "Colored Union," for, if we mistake not, there is a white club called the Union in Williamsburg at the present time."

The letter goes on to report a game against the Unknown Club on October 5, 1860.  The Colored Union club eventually won with 6 runs in the ninth. 




New York Sunday Mercury, October 14, 1860, col. 5-6.


Weeksville was a town founded by freedmen.  Its population in the 1850s was about 500.

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How does this game relate to entry 1860.9 above?

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Submitted by Gregory Christiano
Submission Note from Bob Tholkes' collection of NYSM images


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