Club of Philadelphia

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Earliest Known Date 1859 -- Year is conjecture
Location Philadelphia, PA, United States
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From Protoball Entry #1850s.18 – Baseball's Beginnings at U Penn?

"Baseball was first played by Penn students before the Civil War when the University was still located at its Ninth Street campus. The game was probably played casually by students in the 1850s."

http://www.archives.upenn.edu/histy/features/sports/baseball/1800s/hist1.html, as accessed 1/3/2008. No reference is supplied.

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