McPherson Club of Decatur
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|Earliest Known Date||December 1866|
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|Location||Decatur, IL, United States|
Robert D. Sampson, "Fields of Battle: The Problem of Base Ball Playing Space in Post Civil War Illinois," Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, vol. 110 Nos 3/4 (2017), 283-304, says this club was organized in Dec. 1866.
The Decatur Herald, July 13, 1909 has a long article on this team and it founding.
The McPherson Club of Decatur competed with the Excelsiors of Pana for the "junior" prize at the Decatur base ball tournament in Sept. 1867. They lost to Pana 58-20. See Decatur Republican, Sept. 19, 1867.
The McPherson Club had played this Pana club in August. See Pana. The Decatur Republican Aug. 8, 1867 says they played a game matching their first and second nines "at their grounds on Friday afternoon", with the 1st nine winning 62-17. The article gives a box score.
Decatur Republican, Aug. 8, 1867, Sept. 19, 1867.
Decatur Herald, July 13, 1909
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|Found by||Bruce Allardice|
|Entered by||Bruce Allardice|
|First in Location||Decatur, IL|
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Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know
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|1867||1 Played||0 Won||1 Lost||0 Tied|
|Page||Date||City||Borough||State||Team 1||Team 2||Score||First in||Contributor|
|Ballgame||1867||Decatur||IL||McPherson Club of Decatur||Excelsior Base Ball Club of Pana||20 - 58||Bruce Allardice|
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