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Colored Union Club Beats Unknowns, 33-24, in Brooklyn
|Tags||African AmericansAfrican Americans|
|Location||Greater New York CityGreater New York City|
|City/State/Country:||Brooklyn, NY, United States|
|Game||Base BallBase Ball|
|Immediacy of Report||Contemporary|
|Age of Players||AdultAdult|
"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.Edit with form to add a comment
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|Submitted by||Gregory Christiano|
|Submission Note||from Bob Tholkes' collection of NYSM images|
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