Old Fairgrounds

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Location Richmond, VA, United States
Modern Address Monroe Park (Main and Belvedere) (620 W. Main)
Description

Located in the what is now the Fan District, it was the site of several early ball games. The facility was constructed in 1852 to host the Virginia State Fair, but by the Civil War the fair had relocated to a larger venue west of the city.

Location of the first “Virginia State Championship" game between the Pastimes all-star squad of Richmond and the Monticello Club of the University of Virginia.

 

Sources

Mayer, Scott P., "The first fifty years of professional baseball in Richmond, Virginia: 1883-1932" (2001).

Bernard J. Henley, "The Early Years of Baseball in Richmond," Richmond Quarterly, 1 (Winter 1978)

Richmond Daily Dispatch, articles

 

 

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Found by Bill Hicklin
Entered by Bill Hicklin

Clubs

Club Years Edit Association with Field
Pastimes 1867
Pastimes Club of Richmond 1866-67

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Games

Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1866-10 Richmond VA Pastimes Club of Richmond National Club of Washington 19 - 76 Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1866-11-08 Richmond VA Pastimes Club of Richmond Maryland Club of Baltimore Bill Hicklin
Ballgame 1867-07-02 Richmond VA Monticello Club of Charlottesvile Pastimes Club of Richmond 53 - 25 Bill Hicklin
Ballgame 1867-07-30 Richmond VA Pastimes Club of Richmond Picked nine Bill Hicklin
Ballgame 1867-10-15 Richmond VA Pastimes Club of Richmond Picked Nine 38 - 22 Bill Hicklin

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