Club of Havana, IL

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Nick Name Havana
Earliest Known Date 1861
Location Havana, IL, United States

A letter datelined Havana, Ill., published in the New York Spirit of the Times: "I found the young people had formed a base ball club, and enjoyed themselves three times a week a the sport. There were some good, and even expert players, and two or three who would rank with the best at the North." Davenport Daily Gazette, April 10, 1861.

The St. Louis Globe Democrat, Aug. 6, 1875: "Suburban. Jacksonville... The Alerts, of this city, defeated the Havana club in a game of base ball, played at Havana on Wednesday."

The Mason City Journal, Aug. 13, 1875 reports the Mason City BBC lost to the Havana Cigar Makers club 24-18. Gives a box score. Same Sept. 1, 1876 mentions the Havana Red Stockings.

Havana, IL is in Mason County.


Davenport Daily Gazette, April 10, 1861. The St. Louis Globe Democrat, Aug. 6, 1875. The Mason City Journal, Aug. 13, 1875

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Havana, IL
Entry Origin Sabrpedia


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