Amateur Club of Chicago
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|Earliest Known Date||Wednesday, April 25, 1866|
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|Location||Chicago, IL, United States|
The New York Clipper, Jan. 5, 1867, in an article on the 1866 baseball convention in Chicago, mentions the Amateur Club of Chicago, organized April 25, 1866. It had 53 members. Delegates to this convention were John A. Farwell, Gwinn Garnett and John W. Parmalee.
Farwell was a leading city merchant.
Morris, "Base Ball Pioneers" (and the Tribune May 22, 1867) says this club's grounds were at the corner of 30th and Michigan.
The Chicago Tribune, April 20, 1869 reports that the Amateur BBC organized itself last night, with S. B. Budd as president.
The Chicago Tribune, June 12, 1870 reports that the Amateurs had officially changed their name to the "Stars."
The New York Clipper, Jan. 5, 1867
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|Found by||Bruce Allardice|
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|Amateur Club Grounds, 30th and Michigan||1867|
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