Shabbona Club of Ottawa

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Nick Name Shabbona
Earliest Known Date Thursday, June 27, 1867
Location Ottawa, IL, United States
Nine Class Senior

The Chicago Tribune, July 27, 1867, has an extensive article on the State base ball convention. Among the clubs sending delegates were the O.K. and Shabbona of Ottawa.

The Ottawa Free Trader has many articles on the local games. The OFT of June 27, 1870, reports that the Shabbona have been reorganized, with C. A. Leland elected president. The OFT of July 9, 1870, has a long article on the game in Ottawa between the Shabbonas and the visiting Eckfords of Chicago, which Ottawa won. The articles gives the names of the players, including Al. Sapp at 1st base. This "Al. Sapp" is Alvin Jennings Sapp (3-20-1850 1-20-1919), a printer, whose brother Francis Marion Sapp (born 5-30-1838) edited the Ottawa Republican. They were sons of Noah Sapp (1809-70), publisher of the Peru Herald.


The Chicago Tribune, July 27, 1867

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice

Win/Loss Records As Far As We Now Know

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Year Games Wins Losses Ties
1867 1 Played 1 Won 0 Lost 0 Tied


Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1867-07-22 Ottawa IL Shabbona Club of Ottawa Little Vermillion Club of LaSalle 89 - 17 Bruce Allardice

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