Mountain Club of Altoona

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Nick Name Mountain
Earliest Known Date April 1862
Location Altoona, PA, United States
Nine Class Senior
Description

The Altoona Tribune, April 10, 1862, under the headline "A Base Ball Club" says a BBC has been organized in that town, and equipment purchased. Membership costs $1.00.

The Mountain club of Altoona played the Keystone of Harrisburg that August. See Harrisburg. An 1863 game against the Philadelphia Athletics was played on the Altoona home grounds on "Prospect Hill." Prospect Hill is in Altoona's 4th Ward. A Prospect Hill Park is today at 15th and Bell.

See also Peverelly, page 109, Morris et al., "Baseball Pioneers" and M. Wright, The NABBP, page 109.

Altoona is in western PA, about 90 miles east of Pittsburgh.

Sources

The Altoona Tribune, April 10, 1862

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Altoona, PA
Entry Origin Sabrpedia

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