Acme Club of Waukegan

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Nick Name Acme
Earliest Known Date Monday, June 24, 1867
Location Waukegan, IL, United States

The Waukegan Weekly Gazette, June 8, 1867 announces a meeting of the Acme BBC at Fireman's Hall. The club formed June 24. George B. Warren is president, T. Henry Lindsey, Secretary. Gives a list of members. Appears to be a successor to the Waukegan BBC.

Same June 29, 1867 has a long report of a game between the Acme and Lake Shore BBCs, won by the latter 108-83. Gives a box score.

The Chicago Tribune, July 27, 1867, mentions the Acme Club of Waukegan sending delegates to the state baseball convention.

The Springfield Daily Illinois State Journal May 14, 1868 reports on a state baseball convention which included delegates of clubs from Bloomington (Empire, Bloomington), Waukegan (Acme, Lake Shore); Champaign (Empire); and Geneseo (Pioneer).


The Waukegan Weekly Gazette, June 8, 1867

The Chicago Tribune, July 27, 1867

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
Entry Origin Sabrpedia

Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

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Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1867 1 Played 0 Won 1 Lost 0 Tied


Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1867-09-26 Libertyville IL Acme Club of Waukegan Lake Shore Club of Waukegan 15 - 60 Libertyville, IL Bruce Allardice

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