Resolute Club of Boston v Aurora Club of Chelsea on 13 May 1871

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Date of Game Saturday, May 13, 1871
Location Boston, MA, United States
Home Team Resolute Club of Boston
Away Team Aurora Club of Chelsea
Score 16 - 21
Number of Players 9




The Auroras of Chelsea [Massachusetts] and the Resolutes, of Boston, both colored, played an excellent game on May 13th which resulted in a victory for the Auroras...



J. Mutrie, ss

Russell, cf

Piggott, 2b

Remick, 3b

Foye, p

Kingsbury, c

Gunn, 1b

R. Mutrie, lf

Whittlesey, rf



Joshua, lf

Humphrey, 1b

Chapman, cf

Taylor, c

Mollineaux, 3b

Tompkins, rf

Gregory, p

Crokendale, ss

Churchill, 2b


Aurora - 21

Resolute - 16  (9 innings)


New York Clipper, May 27, 1871 and June 10, 1871


Note: The Clipper printed this correction two weeks later:

"The Aurora Club of Chelsea, Mass, is composed of White and not colored men as was inadvertently stated in the late issue."

Note: The article does not specify where these clubs played this match.

Can we confirm that the Resolute Club comprised African American players?

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Found by Greg Christiano
Submission Note Email, 2/3/2014
First in Location Boston, MA


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