Capital BBC of Springfield IL

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Nick Name Capital BBC
Earliest Known Date Tuesday, May 15, 1866 (Foundation Date)
Location Springfield, IL, United States
Nine Class Senior
Description

"Last evening" the Capital BBC was organized: W. A. Turney, president, Col. George H. Harlow, VP, and J. T. Pratt, Secretary. 

Robert D. Sampson, "Fields of Battle: The Problem of Base Ball Playing Space in Post Civil War Illinois," Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, vol. 110 Nos 3/4 (2017), 283-304, has a lot on this club and its members.

 

 

Sources

Springfield (IL) Daily Register, 5/16/1866.  The paper's 5/21/1866 and 6/5/1866 editions note that "The first regular meeting of the Capital Base Ball Club will be held in the Supreme Court rooms in the state house." 

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice

Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

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Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1866 3 Played 1 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied

Ballgames

Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1866-07-27 Springfield IL Capital BBC of Springfield IL Olympic BBC of Springfield IL 67 - 41 Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1866-08-17 Springfield IL Capital BBC of Springfield IL National BBC of Springfield IL Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1866-10-11 Springfield IL Capital BBC of Springfield IL Morgan BBC of Jacksonville Bruce Allardice

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Players

Player Years Roles Edit Association with Club
Colonel George H. Harlow Initial Officer

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Playing Fields

Field Years Edit Association with Club
Capital Grounds, Springfield 1860s

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