Pioneer Club of Springfield
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|Earliest Known Date||1858|
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|Location||Springfield, MA, United States|
Peverelly [page 96] reports that the Charter Oak Club of Hartford lost 45-37 to the Pioneer Club of Springfield MA.
The Springfield Republican June 9, 1866 mentions the Pioneer of Springfield.
The Springfield Republican, April 23, 1858 reports the formation of this club. Same, Aug. 16, 1858, had an ad for the meeting of the "Pioneer Base Ball Club," at the Russell House, "this evening."
Same June 4, 1858: "The weekly game of base ball comes off on Hampden park this afternoon, the games alternating between Thursday and Friday from week to week."
See games entry for 1858 game. They were one of the first clubs in MA to play by the NY rules.
Morris, "Base Ball Founders" pp. 270-280.
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|Found by||Bruce Allardice|
|First in Location||Springfield, MA|
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Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know
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|1858||2 Played||2 Won||0 Lost||0 Tied|
|1860||1 Played||1 Won||0 Lost||0 Tied|
|Page||Date||City||Borough||State||Team 1||Team 2||Score||First in||Contributor|
|Ballgame||1858-10-04||Springfield||MA||Pioneer Club of Springfield||Atwater Club of Westfield, MA||29 - 15||Craig Waff|
|Ballgame||1860-10-06||Springfield||MA||Pioneer Club of Springfield||Bowdoin Club of Boston||22 - 13||Craig Waff|
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|Hampden Park, Springfield, MA||1858 on|
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