In Vancouver in 1887

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Date of Game 1887
Location Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Humber, "Diamonds of the North" p. 98, cites an 1889 Vancouver newspaper, the News Advertiser, as saying "baseball had first been played in Vancouver two years before." A Vancouver team was defeated in an 1888 baseball tournament at Kamloops. By 1889, flush with the influx of new railroad workers, the Vancouver Terminals BBC was flourishing. It was incorporated in 1886 and had 13,709 residents in 1891.

The small town of Vancouver, situated at the mouth of the Fraser River, was chosen as the terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railroad in the 1880s and quickly grew to the largest city in British Columbia.

The city's first baseball grounds is said by Humber to have been on Cambie Street, ground owned by the CPR and leased to the city.


Humber, "Diamonds of the North" p. 98

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Found by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


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