Club of Little Rock

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Nick Name Little Rock
Earliest Known Date April 1857
Location Little Rock, AR, United States

The May 2nd, 1857 edition of the Arkansas Gazette printed the following resolution:

“We publish below a resolution passed by the Little Rock Ball Club. We hope the ladies, weather permitting, will honor them with their presence. We are authorized to say, that the parties we pitted against each other at the last meeting will contend for the palm at the next meeting. It was a close thing before, and both sides are sanguine of success: A meeting of the members of the Little Rock Ball Club, on Saturday, the 25th of April, the following resolution was adopted:

Resolved: A general invitation is hereby extended to the citizens of Little Rock, and the ladies in particular, to attend and see the games of the Club, on Saturday evening next, the second of May, at 3 o’clock. By order of the club, I. T. Cates, secretary"

If the Little Rock Ball Club was indeed a baseball club or even a baseball predecessor club, it would be the earliest mention of any sort of club in the state.

BA note--The game was wicket. See The Secretary of the club was undoubtedly Isaac Thomas Cates Jr. (1836-57), whose father Isaac T. (1804-53) was a prominent merchant.

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Found by Caleb Hardwick
First in Location AR
Entry Origin Sabrpedia


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