Hoosiers Club of South Bend

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Nick Name Hoosiers
Earliest Known Date 1860
Location South Bend, IN, United States
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From Protoball Entry #1860.33 – Base Ball Beats Football to South Bend IN

"In 1860, South Bend was introduced to baseball for the first time and since then has continued to play the game as both an amateur and professional sport. . . .Area businessman Henry Benjamin introduced baseball to the city, forming a union which has lasted 125 years. . . . Benjamin decided to hold tryouts in the spring of 1860 to select South Bend's first organized team. That first team was called the Hoosiers. The Hoosiers were active as a team from 1860 to 1863."

John M. Kovach, From Goosepasture to Greenstockings: South Bend Baseball 1860 – 1890 (Greenstocking Press, South Bend, 1985), pages 4-6. Accessed at the Giamatti Center at the Hall of Fame. Kovach does not give a source for this material.

Query: Is there an indication that this club observed Association rules?

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First in Location South Bend, IN
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