Olympic BBC of Springfield IL

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Nick Name Olympic BBC
Earliest Known Date Thursday, May 17, 1866 (Foundation Date)
Location Springfield, IL, United States
Nine Class Senior

"A Second Base Ball Club."  It is noted that the Olympic Club was formed "last evening." G. C. Latham is President, C. H. Hall is VP, and W. V. Roll is Secretary.

Robert D. Sampson, "Fields of Battle: The Problem of Base Ball Playing Space in Post Civil War Illinois," Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, vol. 110 Nos 3/4 (2017), 283-304, has a lot on this club.



Springfield (IL) Daily Register, 5/18/1866.

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice

Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

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Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1866 2 Played 0 Won 1 Lost 0 Tied


Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1866-07-27 Springfield IL Capital BBC of Springfield IL Olympic BBC of Springfield IL 67 - 41 Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1866-08-21 Springfield IL National BBC of Springfield IL Olympic BBC of Springfield IL Bruce Allardice

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Player Years Roles Edit Association with Club
C. H. Hall 1866 Initial Officer
G. C. Latham 1866 Initial Officer
W. V. Roll 1866 Initial Officer

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