Hawkeye Club of Dubuque

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Nick Name Hawkeye
Earliest Known Date 1863
Location Dubuque, IA, United States
Description

New York Clipper, Sept. 19, 1863: "The Hawkeye Club of Dubuque, Iowa, is a new organization under the regulations of the National Association. More recently, another club has been organized called the Key City Club, which continued, give evidence that civilization is gradually progressing westward."

The Julien BBC of Dubuque was playing games as early as 1865. See the Freeport (IL) Journal, June 6, 1866.

The Dubuque Daily Times, Aug. 15, 1863 notes a meeting of the Dubuque City BBC. Same Aug. 19, 1863 notes that a match game of the Hawkeye BBC will be played "at the old race track."

The Encyclopedia of Dubuque asserts that baseball was informally played in Dubuque as early as 1855.

Sources

New York Clipper, Sept. 19, 1863

The Dubuque Daily Times, Aug. 15, 19, 1863

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Found by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Dubuque, IA
Entry Origin Sabrpedia

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