Club of Punahou School
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|Nick Name||Punahou School|
|Earliest Known Date||September 1866|
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|Location||Honolulu, HI, United States|
The memoirs of William Castle (cited in Nucciarone, "Alexander Cartwright", p. 198) state that he played baseball while at Oberlin College, 1864-66. [side note: Oberlin had a verified team in 1865]. When he returned, in Sept. 1866, he organized a team at Punahou School to play this "new' baseball game. Before then, the bat-ball games played in Hawaii were versions of "two o-cat" or "three o-cat". Other sources have baseball being played at Punahou in 1866.
Nucciarone, pp 196-208, has a lengthy discussion of early baseball in Hawaii.
Punahou students played baseball among themselves 1869-78, prior to class. See the baseball tally book featured at https://www.punahou.edu/50-objects-detail?pk=159193
Punahou school was the premier college prep school in Hawaii at the time. It was where the leading American-descended families, and leading "native" families, sent their children to be educated.
Honolulu had 13,521 residents in 1866, according to the 1866 census. See the Pacific Commercial Advertiser, April 6, 1867,
Nucciarone, "Alexander Cartwright", p. 196-208.
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|Found by||Bruce Allardice|
|Entered by||Bruce Allardice|
|First in Location||HI|
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