Club of Detroit

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Nick Name Detroit
Earliest Known Date Tuesday, October 5, 1858
Location Detroit, MI, United States
Description

The Detroit Club is listed as an NABBP member in 1860; its season included 5 games, including two against the Franklin Club of Detroit; M. Wright, The NABBP, page 48. The New York Mercury, June 19, 1859, reports the formation "last week" of the Detroit Base Ball Club of Michigan, John S. Newberry, President. [BA]

The Detroit Free Press, Oct. 7, 1858 reports that on Oct. 5 a base ball club was formed.  Edward S. Orr (later known to be with the Detroit Base Ball Club) was the newspapers informant. Morris says the Detroit Club was formed in the Fall of 1858. They are to play "on the grounds of the Cass Farm occupied by the Farmers' and Mechanic's Fair."

Detroit's population in 1860 was about 45,500, and it was the 19th largest city in the US.

As reported by Porter's Spirit in August 1859, the club played a game in Detroit against the Early Risers that year.

Sources

The Detroit Free Press, Oct. 7, 1858

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
Entry Origin Sabrpedia

Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

Warning: Users should not rely on a team's won-loss record as a reflection of its "standing" among all base ball clubs. Team schedules were not balanced, and a good record against mostly weak opponents does not signify a leading club.

Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1859 4 Played 3 Won 0 Lost 1 Tied
1860 4 Played 2 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied

Ballgames

Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1859-08-08 Detroit MI Club of Detroit Early Risers Club of Detroit 59 - 21 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1859-08-08 Detroit MI Early Risers Club of Detroit Club of Detroit 21 - 59 MI
Ballgame 1859-08-19 Detroit MI Club of Detroit Early Risers Club of Detroit 51 - 30 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1859-09-30 Detroit MI Club of Detroit Michigan Central Rail Road 23 - 23 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-05-25 Detroit MI Club of Detroit Club of Detroit 35 - 28 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-06-02 Detroit MI Club of Detroit Club of Detroit 28 - 20 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-06-21 Detroit MI Club of Detroit Detroit Cricket Club 56 - 24 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-07-17 Detroit MI Club of Detroit Early Risers Club of Detroit 25 - 22 Craig Waff

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Field Years Edit Association with Club
Detroit Club Grounds 1858 -

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