Olympic Club of Peoria

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Nick Name Olympic
Earliest Known Date Friday, April 25, 1862
Location Peoria, IL, United States
Nine Class Senior

The Peoria Daily Transcript, April 26, 1862 reports: "A number of young men met at Roswell Bills' office last night and organized a base ball club under the name Olympic Base Ball Club. The following officers were elected: President, Alphonse Goodrich; Vice Pres., E. C. Ely; Secretary, J. H. Stevison; Treasurer, Arthur H. Rugg. The club meets at the State House Square for exercise."

Same May 17, 1862 gives the roster of the club. P. C. Wheeler is captain 1st nine; A. Goodrich captain 2nd nine. These were the 2 nines that played the 39-39 game that day, said by the paper to  be "probably the first game of this new sport ever played in Peoria."

Thanks to Jonathan Wright of Peoria Magazine for sending me the newspaper transcripts.

The Chicago Tribune, Sept. 13, 1866 reports that the Olympic Club of Peoria played at the baseball tournament in Bloomington.


The Peoria Daily Transcript, April 26, 1862

The Chicago Tribune, Sept. 13, 1866

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice
First in Location Peoria, IL

Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

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Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1862 1 Played 0 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied


Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1862-05-17 Peoria IL Olympic Club of Peoria Olympic Club of Peoria 39 - 39 Peoria, IL Bruce Allardice

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