Louisiana Club of New Orleans v Louisiana Club of New Orleans on 29 July 1859
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|Date of Game||Friday, July 29, 1859|
|Location||New Orleans, LA, United States|
|Field||Add Field Page Delachaise grounds in the upper part of the city"|
|Home Team||Louisiana Club of New Orleans|
|Away Team||Louisiana Club of New Orleans|
|Score||82 - 24|
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The first newspaper mention of organized baseball in New Orleans is of a game played July 29, 1859, between two nines (teams) of the Louisiana Base Ball Club, Pescay's nine vs. Jones' nine. The sides started at 4 o’clock, and the nines could only complete four innings before darkness postponed the play, which was completed a few days later. See the New Orleans Times-Picayune, July 29, Aug. 3, 1859. See also the New York Clipper, Aug. 20, 1859. Both give a box score.
The article from July 29 calls the game tp be "the good old fashioned game of base" which evokes memories of "many a well contest game" in the past. The club had played "last week," according to the reporter.
(4-inning, due to darkness)
(Louisiana Base Ball Club intra-club game)
Game completed Aug.; 12. See NOTP 8-13-59.
(The Daily Picayune (New Orleans): “There was a large and interesting gathering … nine were chosen on each side. / The rules require that a match shall consist of nine innings on each side. … [Pascay’s side led 55-14 at end of fourth inning.] The match is to be concluded on Tuesday afternoon.”)
Final score--Pescay's side 82, Jones' 24.
For more see Bruce Allardice, "The Inauguration of this Noble and Manly Game Among us. The Spread of Baseball in the South Prior to 1870," Base Ball, Fall 2012.
Bruce Allardice, "The Inauguration of this Noble and Manly Game Among us. The Spread of Baseball in the South Prior to 1870," Base Ball, Fall 2012.
(1) “Base Ball,” The Daily Picayune (New Orleans), 30 Jul 1859
(2) “Base Ball—L.B.B.C.: Jones’s Side Victorious,” The Daily Picayune (New Orleans), 20 Aug 1859
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|Found by||Bruce Allardice|
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