St. Louis Fair Grounds

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Location St. Louis, MO, United States
Modern Address Fairgrounds Park

Site of the July 9, 1860 game. Games  played there through 1868. Per Jeff Kittel: The Fair Grounds-“One of the earliest match games played was between the Cyclone and Morning Star Clubs on grounds just back of where now stands the amphitheatre in the Fair Grounds…”

“The First Base Ball Match In St. Louis-The first regular game of base ball played in our city will come off between the members of the ‘Cyclone’ and ‘Morning Star’ Base Ball Clubs, on Monday, the 9th inst., at 4 o’clock, P.M., in the field immediately west of the Fair Grounds.” Notice played by Merritt Griswold in July 1860 in Daily Missouri Democrat

Note: Matches were held west of the Fair Grounds as late as 1868 so we can say that baseball was played at the Fair Grounds from 1860 until at least 1868.

The modern Fair Grounds are bound by Grand Ave. on the east, Kossuth on the north, Fair on the west, and Palm/115 on the south,



See also Flaspohler, "St. Louis Baseball History"

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Found by Jeffrey Kittel
Entered by Bruce Allardice


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Page Date City Borough State Team 1 Team 2 Score First in Contributor
Ballgame 1860-07-09 St. Louis MO Morning Star Club of St. Louis Cyclone Club of St. Louis 49 - 24 Craig Waff

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