Hunkidori Club of Wheeling

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Nick Name Hunkidori
Earliest Known Date 1866
Location Wheeling, WV, United States
Nine Class Senior

William E. Akin, "West Virginia Baseball: A History, 1865-2000", p. 7, says that in Nov. 1865 the Star and Anchor teams formed in Wheeling. The Hunkidoris organized in 1866. The Hunkidori Club of Wheeling WV is listed in Peverelly [1866]. It may well have formed earlier.

The Wheeling Daily Register, Oct. 20, 1866 mentions the Hunkidori BBC of Wheeling.

William E. Akin, "West Virginia Baseball: A History, 1865-2000",  p. 15 says that by 1867 Wheeling boasted 20 clubs, including the Baltic (the best), Resolute, United, Fly, LaBelle, Actives, Jockey, Columbia, Bachelors, Enterprise, Avalanche, Eagle, Benedicts, National, Muscle, Buckeye, Belmont and Champion. A Thorburn club played in 1867 (see Wheeling Intelligencer, April 19, 1867) and an Osceola Club formed in 1869 (Akin, p. 19).


Akin, "West Virginia Baseball"

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice

Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

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Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1866 1 Played 0 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied


Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1866-08 Wheeling WV Hunkidori Club of Wheeling Union Club of Washington Wheeling, WV Bruce Allardice

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