Gate City BBC of Atlanta
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|Nick Name||Gate City BBC|
|Earliest Known Date||Saturday, May 12, 1866|
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|Location||Atlanta, GA, United States|
[A] The first organized baseball game played in Atlanta took place May 12, 1866, in a field on Hunter Street west of Oakland Cemetery. The Atlanta Base Ball Club lost to a newly formed challenger, the Gate City Base Ball Club, 127 to 29.
[B and C] Alan Morris, on 9/10/13, adds that this game lasted four and one-half hours.
Atlanta GA (1860 population 9500, 1870 population about 23,000) is about 230 miles NW of Savannah.
[A] Franklin Garrett, Atlanta and Its Environs (1954), pp. 725-727.
[B] Further details of this game are given in Tim Darnell, The Crackers -- Early Days of Atlanta Baseball (publication date and page ref TBA).
[C] The Atlanta Constitution Oct. 21, 1906 carried a 40th anniversary account of this game and the Gate City team, including a photo of the team members. See also Atlanta Journal, May 5, 1971
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|Found by||Alan Morris, Bruce Allardice|
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Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know
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|1866||1 Played||1 Won||0 Lost||0 Tied|
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|Ballgame||1866-05-12||Atlanta||GA||Atlanta Base Ball Club||Gate City BBC of Atlanta||29 - 127||Atlanta, GA||Bruce Allardice, Alan Morris|
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