Excelsior Club of Montreal

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Nick Name Excelsior
Earliest Known Date Wednesday, August 1, 1860
Location Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The New York Clipper, Sept. 1, 1860: "Base Ball in Canada." Says the Excelsior BBC was "recently organized" in Montreal. The club will practice on the grounds of the Montreal Cricket Club. Article gives the names of the officers of the club. The New York Mercury, Sept. 16, 1860, says that the Excelsoir organized August 1st under the Massachusetts rules, with Alexander McIntosh elected president.

Montreal Herald, Aug. 17, 1860 says the Excelsiors will practice at the field belonging to Mr. Belchin, above the Montreal Cricket Club.

The New York Clipper, June 26, 1869 quotes the Montreal Star of the 10th: "The preliminary steps were taken last night towards the forming of a base ball club in this city." Presumably, under the New York rules. See also Quebec Morning Chronicle, June 14, 1869.


The New York Clipper, Sept. 1, 1860, June 26, 1869.

Montreal Herald, Aug. 17, 1860


Montreal had 107,000 residents in 1871, making it Canada's largest city.

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Quebec, Canada
Entry Origin Sabrpedia


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