Forest City Base Ball Club of Cleveland
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|Nick Name||Forest City|
|Earliest Known Date||1865|
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|Location||Cleveland, OH, United States|
Morris et al., "Baseball Pioneers: 1850-1870," p. 125, notes that while baseball was played in Cleveland as early as 1857, the first club, the Forest City, was not formed until late August 1865. The first game of the Forest City was Oct. 20, 1865, at "the Old State Fair Grounds," with Forest City losing to the Penfield Club of Oberlin College 67-28.
By 1866 "at least 11 new clubs" had been formed in Cleveland, and a prize was being offered for the championship team of the Western Reserve.
This club by 1869 or so was sometimes called the "Blue Stockings"
Morris et al., "Baseball Pioneers: 1850-1870," p. 125
Egan, "Base ball on the Western Reserve"
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|Found by||Bruce Allardice|
|Entered by||Bruce Allardice|
|First in Location||Cleveland, OH|
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Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know
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|1865||1 Played||0 Won||1 Lost||0 Tied|
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|Ballgame||1865-10-20||Cleveland||OH||Forest City Base Ball Club of Cleveland||Penfield Club of Oberlin College||28 - 67||Cleveland, OH|
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|Association Grounds, Cleveland||1868--|
|Kinsman Street Grounds||1865-66|
|State Fair Grounds, Cleveland||1865|
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