Union Club of Chicago v Plowboys Club of Downers Grove on 7 July 1858

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Date of Game Wednesday, July 7, 1858
Location Chicago, IL, United States
Field Union grounds at the corner of South Halstead and West Harrison streets
Home Team Union Club of Chicago
Away Team Plowboys Club of Downers Grove
Description

Downer’s Grove (W)

Union (Chicago) (L)

(Chicago Daily Press and Tribune (2): “A Spacious tent was erected on the Club’s grounds, …, for the accommodation of visitors.  The Downer’s Grove Club came of[f] victorious, the ‘country boys’ being excellent players.  In the evening the Union Club entertained their victors, at which several good speeches were made, after which the whole party attended the theatre in uniform.”)

Sources

(1) “Match Game of Base Ball Clubs,” Chicago Daily Press and Tribune, vol. 12, no. 5 (7 Jul 1858), p. 1, col. 5

(2) “Base Ball Match,” Chicago Daily Press and Tribune, vol. 12, no. 6 (8 Jul 1858), p. 1, col. 4

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Found by Craig Waff
First in Location Chicago, IL
Entry Origin Games Tab
Entry Origin Url http://protoball.org/Games_Tab:Chicago#date1858-7-7

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