Club of Cokesbury

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Nick Name Athletic
Earliest Known Date 1873
Location Cokesbury, SC, United States

The Charleston News & Courier, July 31, 1874, reported that Abbeville played Cokesbury on the 23rd at Cokesbury. Abbeville led 43 to 33 after 8 innings, when (for a reason unnamed) Cokesbury quit.

“It is believed that one of the earliest game [of baseball] was played in Cokesbury, near Greenwood, in 1873. A Prosperity club, near Newberry, was organized the following year.” Thomas K. Perry, Textile League Baseball: South Carolina’s Mill Teams, 1880-1955 (2004), p. 6.

the Abbeville Press and Banner, Aug. 20, 1873 reports on a game between the Abbeville BBC and the Cokesbury Athletic BBC, in Abbeville, Cokesbury winning 86-51 in 5 innings.

Cokesbury (current pop. 280) is about 7 miles N of Greenwood SC and 40 miles S of Greenville SC.

Newberry SC (1880 pop. about 2300) is about 40 miles NW of Columbia SC.


the Abbeville Press and Banner, Aug. 20, 1873

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Cokesbury, SC
Entry Origin Sabrpedia


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