Antelope Base Ball Club of Kansas City v Pomeroys Club of Atchison on 12 August 1866

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Date of Game Sunday, August 12, 1866
Location Kansas City, MO, United States
Field diamond near 14th and Oak Streets, KC
Home Team Antelope Base Ball Club of Kansas City
Away Team Pomeroys Club of Atchison
Score 48 - 28
NY Rules Likely

According to the Kansas City Times (April 28, 1927), article titled "First Team a Knockout: Old Timers Recall Antelopes' Debut here in 1866," and online sources, the third game of a series between the Antelopes of KC and the Pomeroys of Atchison, was played in KC Aug. 12, 1866. Western legend Wild Bill Hickok was chosen an umpire, in the hope that his pistol prowess would keep the crowd controlled. The home team won 48 to 28. It should be noted that more modern research suggests that Hickok did not umpire this game.

Kansas City MO (1860 pop. about 4500; 1870 pop. about 32,250)is on the Kansas border and about 270 miles W of St. Louis.



Kansas City Times, April 28, 1927, and various online sources.

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Found by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Kansas City, MO
Players Locality Local
Entry Origin Sabrpedia


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