Penfield Club of Oberlin College
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|Earliest Known Date||1865|
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|Location||Oberlin, OH, United States|
Morris et. al., "Base Ball Pioneers. 1850-1870," p. 126, notes that the Penfield Club of Oberlin College defeated the Forest City BBC of Cleveland, 67-28, on Oct. 20, 1865 in Cleveland. In a game the next year, Forest City defeated the Penfield. David Zang's bio of Fleetwood Walker, pp. 20-22, says the Oberlin team had a black 1st baseman in 1865, making it the first multiracial team we know of.
William Castle of Hawaii, who attended Oberlin 1864-66, recalled in his memoirs he played baseball there and introduced the "new" game to Hawaii.
Morris et al., "Baseball Pioneers: 1850-1870," p. 126
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|Found by||Bruce Allardice|
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|Ballgame||1865-10-20||Cleveland||OH||Forest City Base Ball Club of Cleveland||Penfield Club of Oberlin College||28 - 67||Cleveland, OH|
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