Belle Memphis Base Ball Club

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Nick Name Belle Memphis Base Ball Club
Earliest Known Date Thursday, October 25, 1866
Location Memphis, TN, United States
Nine Class Junior
Description

"The Belle Memphis Base Ball Club have organized by the election of the following officers: Felix Leclare, president; Geo. App, vice-president; James Gatti, secretary; Adolph Maire, treasurer; Wm. J. Haire, marshal."


Census records appear to show that these boys were all between the ages of 12 and 14 at the time the club was founded. The boys all lived in the 5th ward of Memphis.

Sources

"Base Ball Club." Public Ledger [Memphis, TN], 25 Oct., 1866: 3. Web, Chronicling America, 23 June, 2014. http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85033673/1866-10-25/ed-1/seq-3/

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Found by Christopher Ryland
Entered by Christopher Ryland
Local-Origin Study Groups Tennessee Association of Vintage Base Ball

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Players

Player Years Roles Edit Association with Club
Adolph Maire 1866 Founder, Member, Initial Officer
Felix Leclare 1866 Founder, Member, Initial Officer
George App 1866 Founder, Member, Initial Officer
James Gatti 1866 Founder, Member, Initial Officer
William J. Haire 1866 Founder, Member, Initial Officer

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