In Lake View in August 1867

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Date of Game August 1867
Location Lake View, IL, United States

Wright's Grove was on North Clark Street, between North Broadway and Diversey. It was the site of the Civil War Camp Fry, a training camp for Union soldiers. The location was then in Lake View, which was annexed by Chicago in 1889.

It was a popular spot to play in 1867. On Aug. 21, 1867, the Chicago 2nd nine defeated the Alpha Club 41-21 there.

The Chicago Tribune, June 27, 1874 reports on an accident in a ballgame between 2 Lake View muffin nines.

Same, July 7, 1875 has the "Lake View Base-ball nine" defeating a picked nine of the community, 21-8.

Lake View (aka Lakeview) town/township was annexed by Chicago in 1889.


The Chicago Tribune, Aug. 24, 1867, June 27, 1874

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Lake View, IL


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