Club of Fort Scott

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Nick Name Fort Scott
Earliest Known Date 1866 -- No Later than 1866
Location Fort Scott, KS, United States
Description

The Fort Scott Club of Fort Scott KS is listed in Peverelly [1866]. 

The Fort Scott Monitor, July 25, 1906, reports that Fort Scott's first baseball team was organized in 1866, and says that a team photo has been found. Colonel W. A. Cormany is the only survivor of that team, whose members are named in the article.

This may be the Lincoln Club of Fort Scott, which in July 1867 challenged any local club to play them. See the Fort Scott Weekly Monitor, July 24, 1867.

The Fort Leavenworth or Fort Scott club may have been the first to form in Kansas.

Fort Scott is on the eastern Kansas border, about 100 miles S of Kansas City KS and about 100 miles NW of Springfield MO. Wikipedia: "After the Civil War, Fort Scott was a premier city of the frontier, one of the largest cities in eastern Kansas."

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An irresistible chain of circumstances occasioned “S.C.'s” absence from Carthage during the late trial, wherein Fort Scott was plaintiff, and Carthage defendant, and which resulted in a verdict for the latter.

The events just preceding that trial seemed to indicate that Base Ball was, not withstanding its nationality, a very unprophetable game, - meaning thereby that it was impossible to fortell how a game might end...

-Carthage Weekly Banner (Carthage, Mo.), October 24, 1867

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Found by Bruce Allardice, Jeffrey Kittel
Entered by Bruce Allardice, Jeffrey Kittel
First in Location Fort Scott, KS
Entry Origin Sabrpedia

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