Club of Utica
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|Earliest Known Date||Monday, April 18, 1859|
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|Location||Utica, NY, United States|
A close game between the Utica Club and the Syracuse BBC occurred in mid-October, with the Syracuse winning 20-19. Peverelly dates the Utica Club to April 1859, but this is the first game account that we know of. It is found in the baseball clippings collection at the Onondaga Hist Assn.
The game account cites coverage in the Utica Telegraph: beside details of the post-game dinner, it saays "Mr. A. Wilkinson received the trophy [for Syracuse]. . . . The Syracuse Club took the cars at 8 1/2 o'clock." The game was umpired by a member of the Olympic Club of Syracuse, and griping ensued in print about his partiality.
A Syracuse cricket club had beaten a Utica cricket club that same week.
See also NYSM 590612; BC 600801 [RH]
NYSM 061259 says, founded 4-26-59 with:
President - Samuel Barnum
Secretary - Wm. J. Doolittle
Treasurer - Samuel J. Lane
Morris et al., "Base Ball Pioneers," p. 69.
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|First in Location||Utica, NY|
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Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know
Warning: Users should not rely on a team's won-loss record as a reflection of its "standing" among all base ball clubs. Team schedules were not balanced, and a good record against mostly weak opponents does not signify a leading club.
|1862||1 Played||0 Won||1 Lost||0 Tied|
|Page||Date||City||Borough||State||Team 1||Team 2||Score||First in||Contributor|
|Ballgame||1859-07-16||Utica||NY||Club of Utica||Club of Utica||32 - 23||Craig Waff|
|Ballgame||1862-09-26||Albany||NY||Knickerbocker Club of Albany||Club of Utica||33 - 18||Craig Waff|
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|Utica Grounds, near the railroad depot||1859 -|
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