Henson Club of Jamaica v Hunter Club of Flushing on 25 December 1858

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Date of Game Saturday, December 25, 1858
Location Jamaica, Queens, NY, United States
Field  Add Field Page Flushing
Home Team Henson Club of Jamaica
Away Team Hunter Club of Flushing
NY Rules Unknown

"Base Ball Match. - The darkies in this village and Flushing determined not to be outdone by their white brethren, have recently organized a Club under the name of the "Henson Base Ball Club" of Jamaica, and the "Hunter Base Ball Club" of Flushing.  The first match between these two Clubs was played on Saturday last at Flushing and resulted in the defeat of the Henson Club by 15 runs.  The return match will be played in this village on Saturday next, January 1st."


Jamaica Long Island Farmer, December 28, 1858.

Brunson, "Black Baseball" p. 161

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Provided by Todd Peterson.  Potentially the first all-black baseball game in the state of New York.

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