Occidental (Juniors) Club of Quincy

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Nick Name Occidental (Juniors)
Earliest Known Date 1867
Location Quincy, IL, United States

The Quincy Whig, May 19, 1868 says the Occidental Juniors of Quincy beat the Hawkeye Juniors 31-15 at Keokuk, IA May 18th.

Quincy IL is about 35 miles S of Keokuk IA; both are Mississippi river towns. Keokuk IA (1860 pop. about 8,000; 1870 pop. about 12,800 is about 150 N of St. Louis MO and about 10 miles SW of Des Moines.

(Note: the news note does not specify a state for Quincy. Quincy IA is about 200 miles from Keokuk, while Quincy IL is much closer.)



Sampson, Ballists, Dead Beats and Muffins (2023)


This is a Quincy IL club.--BA

The New York Clipper, Nov. 27, 1869 has a lengthy article on this club, which it labels the champion junior club of Illinois. They were 14-1 that year, the only loss being to a senior club of St. Louis. They averaged 39 runs a game to their opponents 23. Gives the names and batting averages of the players, and the reocrd of their games.

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
Entry Origin Sabrpedia

Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

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Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1869 1 Played 0 Won 1 Lost 0 Tied


Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1869-10-13 Quincy IL Occidental (Juniors) Club of Quincy Red Stockings Club of Cincinnati 7 - 51 Bruce Allardice

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