7th US Cavalry v 19th Kansas in 1869

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Date of Game 1869
Location Fort Sill, OK, United States
Home Team  Add Club Page 7th US Cavalry
Away Team  Add Club Page 19th Kansas

The first recorded baseball game played in OK was at Fort Sill in 1869, with soldiers of the 7th US Cavalry and 19th Kansas volunteers playing. See Elias, The Empire Strikes Out, p. 1868.

Fort Sill had just been established. It is part of modern Lawton, OK.


Elias, The Empire Strikes Out, p. 1868


"From January to March 1869, the 7th US Cavalry under the command of Lt. Col. George A. Custer played base ball routinely with the 19th Kansas Volunteers while the men of the 10th U.S. Cavalry “Buffalo Soldiers” began the arduous task of building the new fort. By late March, the handmade base ball began to unravel and it was time for the temporarily enlisted Kansas troops to return home." https://www.army.mil/article/61323/vintage_base_ball_game_set_for_july_23

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