Sparta Base Ball Club of Philadelphia

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Nick Name Sparta
Earliest Known Date 1861
Location Philadelphia, PA, United States
Nine Class Junior

"A new club has been organized under the title of the 'Sparta Base Ball Club of Philadelphia. "The following gentlemen were elected officers:  President Hugh B. McCauley, Vice President, George Sidebotham (?), Secretary Wm M. Matthias, Treasurer C. O. Brewster, Directors Wm W Wade, Charles Gaskill, Thomas J. Wolfe, Theodore Bomeis, Joseph Conrad." (per Matt Albertson email)

In 1866, the New York Clipper reported on a meeting of the Sparta of Philadelphia.

Philadelphia Sunday Mercury, Nov. 26, 1865 says they're a junior club.

There's also a Spartacus Club mentioned elsewhere--same group?

Is there evidence that this club played ball? 


Philadelphia Press, January 4, 1861.

New York Clipper, Jan. 13, 1866.

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Found by Bruce Allardice
Entered by Bruce Allardice


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