Richmond Club of Richmond
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|Earliest Known Date||1866|
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|Location||Richmond, VA, United States|
"After the War, the first club was formed in 1866 by Captain Alexander Babcock, profession given as ice dealer. The Richmond Club practiced on a vacant lot (there were a LOT of those in postwar Richmond!) at Franklin and Harrison, near the VCU campus today. Soon thereafter we had the Church Hill Lone Stars, the Union Hill Ashbys, and the Manchester Alerts. Aggressively Confederate names, at least the first two, but they were countered by the Union Club, comprising employees of the military occupation government."
Daniel, Baseball in Richmond, says that on Nov. 23, 1866 the Spottswood Club beat the Richmond Club 102-76 for the city championship.
At the 1867 state baseball convention Edward Cohen of the Richmond Club was elected president of the association.
Email, Bill Hicklin, 4 February 2016.
See also W. Harrison Daniel , Baseball in Richmond, http://protoball.org/Baseball_and_Richmond:_A_History_of_the_Professional_Game._1884-2000.
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|Found by||Bruce Allardice, Bill Hicklin|
|Entered by||Bruce Allardice|
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|1866||1 Played||1 Won||0 Lost||0 Tied|
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|Ballgame||1866-11-23||Richmond||VA||Richmond Club of Richmond||Spottswood Base Ball Club of Richmond||102 - 76||Richmond, VA|
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