Richmond Club of Richmond

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Nick Name Richmond
Earliest Known Date 1866
Location Richmond, VA, United States
Nine Class Senior


"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,

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Found by Bruce Allardice, Bill Hicklin
Entered by Bruce Allardice

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Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1866 1 Played 1 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied


Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1866-11-23 Richmond VA Richmond Club of Richmond Spottswood Base Ball Club of Richmond 102 - 76 Richmond, VA

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Alexander G. Babcock (1835-94) was the brother of William Babcock. Both played for the Brooklyn Atlantics. Alex fought for the Confederacy, as one of Mosby's raiders.

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