Niagara Club of Buffalo

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Nick Name Niagara
Earliest Known Date 1857
Location Buffalo, NY, United States
Nine Class Senior
Description

From Protoball Entry #1857.21 – Buffalo NY Sees its First Club

"The first organized, uniform team was the Niagaras who played their first games in 1857 . . . . The Niagaras were, of course, strictly an amateur nine. They played their first games after 'choosing up' among themselves, and then [later] played matches against other Buffalo nines as they became organized"

Overfield, Joseph, 100 Seasons of Buffalo Baseball (Partner's Press, Kenmore NY, 1985), page 17. Overfield does not cite a source. Originally provided by Priscilla Astifan, email of 12/7/2007.

The Niagara Club of Buffalo is listed as an NABBP member for the first and last time in 1860. M. Wright, The NABBP, page 53.

In 1859 the club "retained the informal city championship by besting the [Buffalo] Eries" They declined, however, to accept a challenge from the Live Oak Club of Rochester: "The Niagaras maintained that they did not have to accept the challenge because the Live Oaks hadn't established themselves as Rochester's best club." (Base Ball Pioneers, page 102.)

Peter Morris, citing Overfield, dates the first modern game in Buffalo to an intramural game of the Niagara Club at August 26, 1858.

Sources

NYSM 590821

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Found by Richard Hershberger
Entered by Bruce Allardice
Entry Origin Richard Hershberger Spreadsheets

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.

Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1858 5 Played 3 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied
1859 2 Played 2 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied
1860 7 Played 5 Won 2 Lost 0 Tied

Ballgames

Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1858-05-31 Buffalo NY Niagara Club of Buffalo Niagara Club of Buffalo 33 - 26 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1858-08-21 Buffalo NY Niagara Club of Buffalo Erie Club of Buffalo 26 - 17 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1858-08-27 Rochester NY Niagara Club of Buffalo Flour City Club of Rochester Craig Waff
Ballgame 1858-09-03 Buffalo NY Niagara Club of Buffalo Flour City Club of Rochester 30 - 20 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1858-09-13 Buffalo NY Niagara Club of Buffalo Erie Club of Buffalo 22 - 18 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1859-08-13 Buffalo NY Niagara Club of Buffalo Erie Club of Buffalo 29 - 9 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1859-09-02 Buffalo NY Niagara Club of Buffalo Erie Club of Buffalo 23 - 16 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-06-25 Buffalo NY Niagara Club of Buffalo Fillmore Club of Buffalo 55 - 17 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-07-05 Buffalo NY Excelsior Club of Brooklyn Niagara Club of Buffalo 50 - 19 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-08-30 Hamilton NY Niagara Club of Buffalo Young Canadian Club of Hamilton 87 - 13 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-08-30 Hamilton Ontario Niagara Club of Buffalo Young Canadians Club of Hamilton 87 - 13
Ballgame 1860-09-07 Buffalo NY Niagara Club of Buffalo Queen City Club of Buffalo 29 - 6 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-09-21 Rochester NY Lone Star BBC Club of Rochester Niagara Club of Buffalo 32 - 10 Craig Waff
Ballgame 1860-09-28 Buffalo NY Niagara Club of Buffalo Young Canadians Club of Hamilton 46 - 15 Craig Waff

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Playing Fields

Field Years Edit Association with Club
Niagara Grounds, Buffalo 1858-66

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Bsallardice

1471 days ago
Score 0
See "Niagaras" entry.

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