National Club of Washington
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|Earliest Known Date||Tuesday, November 29, 1859|
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|Location||Washington, DC, United States|
"In the fall of 1859, two separate groups of government workers met in Washington and formed the area's first base baseball clubs, the Potomac and the Nationals."
Morris, Base Ball Pioneers, p. 271, says the Nationals informally played starting May of 1859 but didn't formally organize as the Nationals until Nov. 29th.
In 1864, the National Club was a member of the NABBP. M. Wright, The NABBP, page 93.
A good article on the Nationals 1867 tour of the west is: Ryan Swanson, "Cleaning up the Wild and Wooly West:" The Washington Nationals' 1867 Baseball Tour Through the Ohio Valley," Ohio Valley History, vol. 15 no. 3 (Fall 2015) pp. 23-42.
Washington's population in 1860 was about 75,000. It was the 14th largest city in the US.
Morris, Base Ball Pioneers, p. 271
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|Entered by||Bruce Allardice|
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Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know
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|1860||6 Played||3 Won||3 Lost||0 Tied|
|1861||2 Played||1 Won||1 Lost||0 Tied|
|1862||1 Played||0 Won||1 Lost||0 Tied|
|1866||1 Played||1 Won||0 Lost||0 Tied|
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|White Lot south of the White House||1861|
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