Olympic Club of Macon
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|Earliest Known Date||September 1859|
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|Location||Macon, GA, United States|
The Augusta Daily Constitutionalist, Sept. 24, 1859: "There is a Base Ball Club in Macon, Georgia." Same, Augusta Weekly Constitutionalist, Sept. 28, 1859.
The Macon Telegraph, February 11, 1860 reported that the Olympic Base Ball Club played a game “last Saturday." The two nines of this club were under captains Collins and Rogers. These men are George Tyler Rogers (1838-91), a grocer, and Dr. Appleton P. Collins (1835-86). Numerous articles in the Macon Telegraph report on the Olympic's games—perhaps because one of the team’s organizers, Dr. Richard H. Nisbet (1832-1870), was a cousin of the newspaper’s editor, James T. Nisbet. A member of the city’s leading family, the Nisbets, Dr. Nisbet had been educated at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and perhaps been exposed to the game there.
As of October 2012, this appears to be the first modern game played in Georgia.
This club reformed post-Civil War. It was reported to have "expired" in 1866 (Macon Telegraph, March 11, 1866) but seems to have revived, as its reported playing games 1867-70. The New York Clipper, May 16, July 18, 1868 gives the box score of two games the Olympic played.
Macon GA (1860 population: about 8,300) is in central Georgia, about 85 miles SE of Atlanta.
The Augusta Daily Constitutionalist, Sept. 24, 1859
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|Found by||Bruce Allardice|
|Entered by||Bruce Allardice|
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Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know
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|Ballgame||1860-02-11||Macon||GA||Olympic Club of Macon||Olympic Club of Macon||Macon, GA||Bruce Allardice|
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