Pythian Club of Philadelphia v Mutual Club of Washington on 12 August 1871

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Date of Game Saturday, August 12, 1871
Location Philadelphia, PA, United States
Field  Add Field Page Athletic Clulb Grounds
Home Team Pythian Club of Philadelphia
Away Team Mutual Club of Washington
Score 20 - 15
Number of Players 9




The grounds of the Athletic Club, Philadelphia were well attended on the 12th inst., when a game was played between the above named colored clubs, the Pythians, belonging to the Quaker City and their opponents to Wahington...



Cannon, 3b

Valentine, ss

Price, 2b

Brown, p

Neal, rf

Hanley, cf

Graham, lf

Locke, 1b

Adkins, c


Mutual (of Washington DC)

Thomas, cf

Parke, 1b

Tyler, c

Smith, p

Jordan, ss

Bell, 3b

Brown, 2b

Douglas (sic), lf

Fisher, p


Pythian - 20

Mutual - 15 (9 innings)


Umpire - Theodore Bometsler of the Eureka of Newark, N.J. Time of game 2 hrs, 30 minutes


New York Clipper August 12, 1871


Note: This match between two African American clubs was later described as the US colored championship match, and, is reported as being played the same day as the account was printed.  This may be a typo.

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Found by Greg Christiano
Submission Note email, 2/3/2014
Players Locality Local


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