Antelope of Kansas City v Pomeroy of Atchison on 12 August 1866

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Date of Game Sunday, August 12, 1866
Location Kansas City, MO, United States
Home Team Antelope Base Ball Club of Kansas City
Away Team Pomeroys Club of Atchison
Score 48 - 28

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. The Atchison team was named after a prominent KS politician. It lost this game 48-28.

Atchison KS (1860 pop. about 2600, 1870 pop. about 7000) is about 50 miles NW of Kansas City MO and in the NE corner of the state.

We do not know whether these early games were the first played in Kansas. Clubs had also formed in Fort Leavenworth and Fort Scott in 1866, but we don't yet know the founding dates of those clubs. [ba note--game played in Kansas City, MO]


Kansas City Times, April 28, 1927

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