Kendall Club of Yorkville

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Nick Name Kendall
Earliest Known Date 1867
Location Yorkville, IL, United States


The Kendall County Record (of Yorkville), July 4, 1867 announces the formation of the first baseball club in that town, the Kendall BBC, with E. J. Quigley as president, John A. Beeman as VP, H. G. GAbel as Secretary, and J. C. Goodale as Treasurer.

Same July 25, 1867 gives the names of the first and second nines. In the next 2 months they played several games against Bristol and the Blackhawks of Aurora.

Same, Aig. 1, 1867 has box scores and lengthy articles on the Bristol-Kendall and Amateurs (of Sandwich)-Union (of Plano) games.

This club merged with the Bristol Club to form the Fox River Club, Daniel G. Johnson, president. Same, Sept. 26, 1867.

The Chicago Tribune, July 27, 1867, has an extensive article on the State base ball convention. Among the clubs sending delegates was the Kendall of Yorkville.

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Yorkville, IL
Entry Origin Sabrpedia


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