Club of Penfield (Mercer U.)

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Nick Name Mercer
Earliest Known Date Saturday, May 23, 1868
Location Penfield (Mercer U.), GA, United States

The “Sophomores” Base Ball Club of the University of Georgia defeated a Mercer University baseball club 73-11 on May 23, 1868. The Mercer club had been in existence only two months.[Macon Telegraph, July 3, 1868]

Washington Gazette, Oct. 8, 1869 mentions the Mercer BBC of Mercer University.

The University of Georgia is in Athens GA. Mercer College was founded in Penfield GA and moved to Macon in 1871. Penfield is about 25 miles S of Athens.


Washington Gazette, Oct. 8, 1869

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Penfield (Mercer U.), GA
Entry Origin Sabrpedia


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