Pastime Club of Richmond

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Nick Name Pastimes
Earliest Known Date October 1866
Last Known Game 1870
Location Richmond, VA, United States
Nine Class Senior
Description

Daniel, Baseball in Richmond, says that in Oct. 1866 the Pastimes played the National of DC before 4000 fans at the "fair grounds." Pastimes lost 76-19. President of the Pastimes was Alexander G. Babcock, a player on prewar NYC teams who had moved to VA and served as a Sergeant in the Confederate army. The Pastimes toured MD in Sept. 1867, playing the local teams.

Bill Hicklin notes this club was captained by Alexander Babcock of the Richmond Club, and was Richmond's all-star club.  The Pastimes lost a game played for the Virginia championship on July 2, 1867, beaten by the University of Virginia's Monticello Club, 53-25.

Sources

Daniel, Baseball in Richmond

 

Comment

"Baseball didn't take root in Richmond until 1866, and the pioneer appears to have been Alexander Babcock, a New Yorker who played for Atlantic of Brooklyn in the 1850s, but went south and fought for the Confederacy, settling in Richmond after the war. He founded the Richmond Club, probably the first there, and then the Pastimes, which was a sort of City All-Stars and touring team."  -- Bill Hicklin, 10/5/2020

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Found by Bill Hicklin, Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice

Ballgames

Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1866-10 Richmond VA Pastime Club of Richmond National Club of Washington 19 - 76 Bruce Allardice
Ballgame 1866-11-08 Richmond VA Pastime Club of Richmond Maryland Club of Baltimore Bill Hicklin
Ballgame 1866-12-08 Richmond VA Pastime Club of Richmond Cockade Club of Petersburg 80 - 6 Bill Hicklin
Ballgame 1867-07-02 Richmond VA Monticello Club of Charlottesvile Pastime Club of Richmond 53 - 25 Bill Hicklin
Ballgame 1867-07-30 Richmond VA Pastime Club of Richmond Picked nine Bill Hicklin
Ballgame 1867-09-10 Richmond VA Pastime Club of Richmond Independent Club of Petersburg 20 - 19 Bill Hicklin
Ballgame 1867-09-22 Alexandria VA Old Dominion Club of Alexandria Pastime Club of Richmond 43 - 73 Bill Hicklin
Ballgame 1867-10-15 Richmond VA Pastime Club of Richmond Picked Nine 38 - 22 Bill Hicklin

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Players

Player Years Roles Edit Association with Club
Alexander G. Babcock 1866-67 Initial Officer, Key Player

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