Club of Birmingham, MI

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Nick Name Birmingham
Earliest Known Date 1854
Location Birmingham, MI, United States
Nine Class Senior

The Jackson Citizen Patriot, April 24, 1897, says 43 years ago (i.e., 1854) a base ball club was organized in Birmingham, Bloomfield Township, MI, said to be the first base ball club in MI. They soon played a Troy Township team in front of the "National Hotel," winning 100-60. The game was played under rules allowing "soaking" a runner, and thus was not NY Rules--or at least, not fully NY rules. Plus the score (100) sounds more like the MA game than the NY game.

Because the stated rules were at a minimum altered from the NY rules of base ball, and because this is a reminisce from much later, this probably shouldn't count as the first club in MI--at least, until more information can be gotten.


The Jackson Citizen Patriot, April 24, 1897

Chronologies 1854.17

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location MI


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