In Augusta on 7 November 1860

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Date of Game Wednesday, November 7, 1860
Location Augusta, GA, United States
NY Rules Likely

The Augusta Chronicle, November 8, 1860 reported that a baseball club had been formed in 1859. On November 7, 1860 they played their first game of 1860.

The November 7th game was among the members of the Augusta Base Ball Club, which had been organized in 1859. The captains of the two nines were two youthful native sons and cotton brokers, Joshua J. Doughty and James J. Russell. Doughty (1841-1914) went on to serve as a lieutenant in the Confederate artillery, then onto a long career as one of Augusta’s leading citizens, while Russell (1843-1924), the son of a wealthy merchant, served as private in the 7th Georgia Cavalry and owned a cotton-buying business postwar. Other players included banker Adrien C. Ives (1829-71), and accountant William C. Barber (1839-1912), the team secretary.

Augusta GA is near the SC border and about 120 miles inland from Savannah. Its population in 1860 was about 12,500.


Augusta Chronicle, November 8, 1860. Bios added by Bruce Allardice.

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Augusta Chronicle Nov. 8, 1860
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Found by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Augusta, GA
Players Locality Local
Entry Origin Sabrpedia


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