Live Oak Club of Cincinnati
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|Nick Name||Live Oak|
|Earliest Known Date||1866|
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|Location||Cincinnati, OH, United States|
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"It us undoubtedly to college boys that the West owes its early indebtedness for the introduction of base-ball. In Cincinnati the first game was instituted by two young men from Rochester College in the fall of 1860. One of these was Theodore Frost, and the other is now a prominent druggist of Cincinnati. They worked hard to substitute the new game for town-ball, and in the fall succeeded in organizing the Buckeye Base-Ball Club. This was the first Base-ball Club gotten together in Cincinnati. The players were selected from the Woodward and Hughes High School scholars and young business men from of the city.
From a 1879 Cleveland Press article found in the Chadwick Scrapbooks. As cited in Peter Morris, But Didn't We Have Fun (Ivan Dee, Chicago, 2008), page 42.
Note: Ellard's Baseball describes an unnamed club, one that listed Frost as a player, that started play in 1860, mixing base ball and town ball through the Civil War years. This club was organized as the Live Oak Club in 1866, "which was really the first baseball club here [in Cincinnati]." Henry Ellard, Base Ball in Cincinnati (McFarland, 2004), pages 19-22.
Per Morris, the Live Oak grounds c. 1867 were on 8th Street at Mill Creek Bottom.
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This club was "revived" in 1870. See New York Clipper, Aug. 13, 1870 [ba]Edit with form to add a comment
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|Found by||Bruce Allardice|
|Entered by||Bruce Allardice|
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Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know
Warning: Users should not rely on a team's won-loss record as a reflection of its "standing" among all base ball clubs. Team schedules were not balanced, and a good record against mostly weak opponents does not signify a leading club.
|1866||3 Played||2 Won||1 Lost||0 Tied|
|Page||Date||City||Borough||State||Team 1||Team 2||Score||First in||Contributor|
|Ballgame||1866-09-08||Dayton||KY||Live Oak Club of Cincinnati||Eagle Club of Brooklyn, KY||52 - 41||Dayton, KY|
|Ballgame||1866-09-08||Cincinnati||OH||Live Oak Club of Cincinnati||Eagle Club of Brooklyn, KY||52 - 12|
|Ballgame||1866-09-15||Covington||KY||Covington Base Ball Club||Live Oak Club of Cincinnati||28 - 21||Covington, KY|
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