Alton Base-Ball Club v Upper Alton Base Ball Club on 19 June 1858undefined

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Date of Game Saturday, June 19, 1858
Game Town Ball
Location Alton, IL, United States
Home Team  Add Club Page Alton Base-Ball Club
Away Team  Add Club Page Upper Alton Base Ball Club
Score 224 90
Has Source On Hand No
Innings 5
NY Rules No - Predecessor
Description "BASEBALL IN ILLINOIS. – The Alton [IL] Base-Ball Club . . . a meeting was held on the evening of May 18, to organize a club . . . . The Upper Alton Base Ball Club . . . sent us a challenge, to play a match game, on Saturday, the 19th of June, which was accepted by our club; each side had five innings, and thirteen players each, with the following result: The Alton Base-Ball Club made 224 rounds. The Upper Alton Base-Ball Club made 90 rounds." "Base-Ball", Porter's Spirit of the Times, Volume 4, number 20 (July 17, 1858), p. 309, columns. 2-3 Alton IL is a Mississippi River town 5 miles north of St. Louis. Missouri. Jeff Kittel in his "This Game of Games' website thinks that this team probably played town ball, having fund a reference to the organization of the Alton team and mention that it was playing the game of ball that had been around for many years.
Sources Porter's Spirit of the Times, Volume 4, number 20 (July 17, 1858)
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